"As part of a new year-long pilot project beginning Wednesday, 20 officers will be equipped with small Body Worn Video (BWV) recording systems.
The cameras capture both audio and video and are small enough to be worn on cops' uniforms.
Police spokesman Supt. Ed Keller, with the information and technology branch, says they can be particularly useful in "objectively and accurately record an interaction a police officer has with someone in the public while they are investigating an incident."
"The footage will be stored on servers and a database. The cost for the cameras is just under $1,000.
They will be tested by patrol cops and beat cops going about their daily policing duties.
Of course, the pilot project comes with a detailed list of protocols for recording."
Article by Pamela Roth for Edmonton Sun, Canada