LAS VEGAS -- Metro Police offered a look at lapel video cameras now being used by several hundred street officers.
Department officials hosted a media event Wednesday to talk about a pilot program underwritten by a grant from the National Institute of Justice.
Small, lapel- or vest-mounted cameras have been tested by U.S. Border Patrol agents in New Mexico, and police in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Phoenix, Rialto, California, and Scottsdale, Arizona.
"As you can see they are mounted up on the collar or the officers have an option where they can mount them up on glasses like this," Sgt. Peter Ferranti said.
The cameras are meant to hold officers accountable and help provide possible evidence.
“It opens up the transparency because it's making a recording of the interaction that each officer has with the citizen they come into contact with," Ferranti said.