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Centerville crossing guards get bodycams

Posted at 9:33 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 23:33:37-05

CENTERVILLE, Utah — Crossing guards in Centerville now have body-worn cameras.

The Centerville Police Department wrote in a Facebook post that they aim to use the technology to identify drivers who don't stop for crossing guards in crosswalks — endangering their lives and those of pedestrians, often children walking to or from school.

"When a Crossing Guard is in the crosswalk, no matter what direction you are traveling YOU MUST STOP," the department wrote.

Funds for the bodycams came from a private donation. The department says each guard has one.

"This will be a great resource to help identify those that do not obey the law. WE LOVE OUR CROSSING GUARDS!!" Centerville Police wrote.