More body cameras for Sedro-Woolley police

The Sedro-Woolley Police Department recently purchased four new cameras for patrol officers to record contact with the public.

After the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, Sedro-Woolley Mayor Mike Anderson told The Skagit Valley Herald he wanted to make sure every officer on duty could have a camera. He says it protects the public and the officers.

Chief Lin Tucker says the cameras costing $900 each were bought with equipment funds and drug seizure money.

Tucker says police are happy being recorded. He says, “I don’t need an armored personnel carrier. I need cameras.”