Calif. department boosts new shoulder cameras


By Ryan Olson
Chico Enterprise-Record

PARADISE, Calif. — Police officers in Paradise will soon have a new tool to use when they go out on patrol.

The Paradise Town Council voted 4-0 to spend $14,820 to buy 20 shoulder microphones that can also record video and sound.

The "VIDMIC" devices from Utah-based EHS, Inc. look similar to ones that officers have been using for years. There are some key differences, including a raised area holding a camera "eye" and a screen to display a picture on the back.

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