Hoovler funds Wallkill PD body cams

DA David Hoovler, right, hands Town Supervisor George Serrano a check for the body-cams

TOWN OF WALLKILL – Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler presented the Town of Wallkill a check for $5,000 to purchase police officer body-worn cameras.

The funds will be taken from forfeiture proceeds the DA’s office received from narcotics investigations and are part of Hoovler’s continuing program of providing funding for body-cams to Orange County police departments.

“Body-worn cameras help ensure police accountability and transparency, and can also provide valuable evidence for use in some criminal investigations and prosecutions,” Hoovler said. “Through that funding, we hope to help ensure that our police agencies have the resources necessary to perform their duties safely and fairly, and to develop the evidence necessary to bring justice to those that are guilty of crime.”