ECPD, Sheriff’s Department Gets Donation For Body Cameras –…



A nonprofit based in Eau Claire is donating nearly $ 1 million to local law enforcement agencies to purchase body cameras and other video equipment. PESI Inc., a non-profit continuing education organization, has pledged to donate $ 949,622 to the Eau Claire Police Department and the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department to purchase the body cameras. , replace police vehicle camera systems and interview room camera systems, and pay for cloud storage of video data for five years.

“This is an investment in our local community that will build trust through transparency and provide additional security and efficiency to our law enforcement officers,” said Michael Olson, deputy director of PESI, in a press release. PESI offers continuing education in the form of lectures, seminars, videos and books to professionals in healthcare and other fields.

Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer and Eau Claire Police Chief Matt Rokus thanked PESI for the donation, saying the technology would help their agencies better serve the community. “The addition of body-worn cameras and improvements to our other video recording systems are important tools to help build trust and legitimacy,” said Rokus. “This technology will further promote transparency (and) accountability and provide opportunities to advance policing through training.” I am grateful for PESI’s generous donation and support. Eau Claire city council voted on September 14 to accept the donation, and the two agencies are expected to use the new technology by January.


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