Muskego Police K9 to get body-mounted camera

MUSKEGO -- TODAY'S TMJ4 is learning more about a new body camera Muskego Police are set to use.

The camera is for their K9, "Sirius"

The makers, called Tactical Electronics, say this is for police and military K9's. They hope it will keep them much safer in the field.

The officers are be able to see the K9's movements in real time with a monitor on their wrist. This allows officers hands to stay free, in case they need to grab a weapon.

The makers say instead of popping your head around the corner, you can see exactly what is happening to the dog, even in the dark.

The Muskego Police Department say their K9 will be wearing this to record its actions and also future suspects.

"Do you think this shows more transparency?" reporter Julia Fello asked Tactical Electronics' Curtis Sprague who replied, "Anytime you have an apprehension with a K9 there's going to be some questions about was it appropriate, was the use of force justified, and we can go back to the recordings and see clearly what the suspect did."

The Oklahoma-based company found Muskego Police are the first department in Wisconsin to buy this camera. They say hundreds have been sold to police across the country.

Police plan to go to a business called Inpro Corporation, that helped pay for the cost of the camera and provide a demonstration.

The public is welcome to attend at:
Inpro Corporation International Headquarters 
S80W18766 Apollo Dr.
Muskego, WI 53150

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