Some members of the Atlantic City Police Department will soon have body cameras.

Atlantic City has ordered cameras for some members as part of a pilot program, Police Chief Henry White said.

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Now-retired Chief Ernest Jubilee first talked to The Press of Atlantic City about the body cameras in November, saying he wants his department to be "as open as we can."

When White was sworn in a month later, he stressed that he believes his officers do their jobs well, but wanted to help improve relations with the community — and their confidence in police.

The units cost about $800 each and will be rotated through patrol, White said Thursday. They are expected to arrive in about two weeks.

There will also be training and policy to use them put in place.

Lynda Cohen

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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