It’s been about a year since the Springfield Police Department started using body cameras, and according to Police Chief Jim Smith, the Vid-Shields have been very useful for the department.
“I’ve been very pleased with them,” Smith said. “We all have.”
The cameras cost the department around $300-$400 a piece, but lack some of the features of higher-end units. Despite this, though, they only cost a fraction of what some body cameras cost.
“So far, these seem to hold up pretty good,” Smith said.