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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Colfax police prepare to switch bodycams

New contract saves money, improves service


September 30, 2021

Colfax Police Department

COLFAX – New bodycams for the Colfax police are going to save money for the city and improve service for the department.

After a four-year contract with Axon, Colfax police is moving to use Motorola Watchguard body-worn cameras to record police work.

"We think it's a better deal and better quality," said police Chief Bruce Blood.

The Motorola cameras are used by the Whitman County Sheriff's Office, which was a factor in deciding to change companies.

Cost is another factor.

"With the Axon system, we had storage problems ... and overage fees," said Blood.

Motorola has unlimited video stor...

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