For Immediate Release

August 28, 2015

Contact: Tammy Sharp

Director of Public Information


UPDATE: LPD Putting Donated Body Cams To Good Use
LEESVILLE, La.-- The Leesville Police Department has been putting to good use the body cams donated by Leesville resident Richard Sarver.

The body cams were given to officers that did not have cameras inside of their vehicles. The cameras help with collecting real-time evidence by recording the movements of the officer. The technology provides another layer of protection for police officers as well.

Leesville Police Chief Greg Hill said, "We're going to buy more of these cams at the end of September. We are waiting on the improvements that are going to be made to the night vision. Once technology is improved, the City will buy six more."

Sarver said he decided to donate the money after watching a news report on other towns supplying officers with body cams.

"Mr. Sarver has been very involved in the community for longer than I've been alive and has always been a generous person. So it didn't surprise me one bit when he called me with this." said Leesville Mayor Rick Allen. The mayor said he hopes that this will encourage other businesses to get involved in the community.

If you or your business is interested in partnering with the Leesville Police Department, call 337-238-0331.

The City of Leesville, the best hometown in the world, is a historic yet visionary community. As the parish seat of Vernon Parish, where Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center are located, the City of Leesville is home to military families, retired veterans and a growing and strongly patriotic citizenry that provides the basis of a well-rounded and work-ready workforce.   


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