White Hall Town Council discuss purchase of police body cameras

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The Town of White hall held its council meeting Wednesday night discussing a consideration of an approval for body cameras purchase for White Hall Police.

Funds for the purchase of body cameras were given to the White Hall Police Department through donation. Town Council approved the purchase of six body cameras for $1,818. The police department said that the current cameras are more than three years old and failing.

“It is going to help the city tremendously from the standpoint that where the officer is going to feel a lot safer about their job, and the citizens ought to feel comfortable too because every interaction we have is going to be on camera,” said Geno Guerrieri, Chief of White Hall Police Department.  

Also, White Hall Town council spoke about the public safety building that is being worked on by Tygart Valley Cinema and is hoping to be moved into that building by April.  

“By the time its complete we’re going to have $4.5 Million invested into it, which is what the bonds are for. So right now, we’ve spent over $3 Million. They’re finishing up on the inside for the administrative area and police department. All that should be done probably by the end of January, then they’re working on EMS, and they’re pretty close to being done with EMS offices and stuff. They are also working on Fire and EMS bays and those will be done in April,” said Guy Ward, Mayor of the Town of White Hall.  

The next meeting on the Public Safety Building will be, January 7, at the current town hall.

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