CamCorders for Cops

Tulsa, OK – Patrol cars with cameras hit Tulsa, Okla., streets

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Some patrol cars driven by Tulsa police sport a new feature a pair of cameras that can make videos of officers' encounters with the public.

Officer Richard Meulenburg told the Tulsa World that about 10 patrol cars used for traffic enforcement in the Mingo Valley Division began using the technology this week..

Officials say plans ultimately call for installation of 575 cameras in Tulsa patrol cars.

Each car will have two cameras one for exterior shots and one for inside the vehicle. The cameras are triggered when the car's emergency lights are activated or when an officer starts them with a push of a button.