May 8, 2014 (WLS) — Naperville police have completed installation of in-car video systems in 38 of its cars, the department announced Thursday.

The systems, which are already utilized by many DuPage County departments, will record every stop officers make with video and audio footage that can be used as evidence in court, police said.

“This upgrade in technology will have two benefits for our department,” said Naperville Police Chief Robert Marshall. “The video and audio can enhance our cases in the courtroom, and it can also enhance our officer’s safety in the field. We will use these videos to visually assess the tactics we are using on the street as well as identify any training gaps for improvement. A project of this magnitude can only be accomplished with a total team effort. I would like to commend the team for their efforts and assistance in making this project a success.”

The $295,970 system is funded through DUI fees and was approved by Naperville’s City Council in October 2013, according to the release.

“This technological advancement will be of great assistance to our officers,” said Naperville Police Commander Jason Arres. “They have always performed their jobs at the highest, most professional level and the incidents that are captured by this system will only further demonstrate this.”

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