RICE -- The Rice police department is looking to be the next local law enforcement agency to be equipped with body cameras.

During Monday's city council meeting, the council will look to approve the purchase of the cameras and adopt a body camera policy. Police Chief Ross Hamann says he views the cameras as a valuable tool for his officers.

I see this as a way to increase the public trust and also to give our officers an additional tool in more of an unbiased point of view aiding in their investigation.

He says they are looking at buying three cameras, which cost roughly $1,000 each. The body cameras will also integrate with their current squad cameras.

Hamann says the council has been very supportive with his request. If all goes well he hopes they can begin using the cameras within the next couple of months.

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