Nassau Tests Police Dash Cams
Officials plan to test body cams later this year.
Nassau County police on Long Island are testing dashboard video cameras that record officers' interactions with the public.
Newsday says the pilot program got under way last month with two cameras in the department's DWI enforcement unit.
Nassau also plan to put "body cameras' on a small number of officers later this year.
Officials say the cameras are valuable tools in preserving evidence for criminal prosecutions. The technology also is useful for when members of the public allege police misconduct
But the department hasn't figured out yet how it will manage tens of thousands of hours of video.
In neighboring Suffolk County, police have been using dashboard cameras for DWI enforcement for about 10 years. Officials say they have no plans to expand the program or try body cameras.