Brooklyn IL Police Department is getting bodycameras for free

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BROOKLYN, IL (KTVI) - The Brooklyn Illinois Police Department is trying to get body cameras and one company is making it happen for free. The website bodycameradonations.com is finding donors for departments and manufacturer Wolfcom sells the cameras at a discount.  All departments have to do is log on to their website and set their own financial goals. Brooklyn Police Chief Calvin Hammond signed up and says it`s a good idea.

'I also shared the information with the other local departments Washington Park, East St. Louis and Centerville and made them aware of this program. We are all having the same problem with the money crisis.' He said.

44 departments have signed up for the cameras since the site started last fall, including the St. Louis Community College Meramac Campus.  More than $40,000 has been donated so far.