The Rockford Police Department is launching a body camera program today.
Thirteen volunteer officers will wear body cameras for a 60-day trial period.
Douglas Pann is the city’s Assistant Deputy Police Chief. He says this kind of program hasn’t been done before with the department.
“It’s really a test-and-evaluate. Once they complete that, then we would look at other vendors also. But at this point, this will be the first one," Pann said.