While law enforcement agencies nationwide are trying to get police body cameras for their officers amid growing tensions between police and the public, body cameras are now standard issue for Clayton County Schools Resource Officers working the middle and high school campuses.
"Clayton County Schools adopted the Clayton County Police Department in August 2013, and this piece of equipment was the first piece of equipment purchased by the district and the police department," Clayton County Schools Major Debra Williams said.
Two years later, Major Williams said police body cameras have proven to be vital tools for officers working the district's campuses.
"Oh yes, definitely," she said. "Anytime we have an incident in the school, we tell our officers to activate the camera to capture that particular incident."
Williams said, when incidents arise on campus, things are less likely to escalate when an incidents being recorded.