The Balch Springs Police Department has launched a YouTube channel using footage from officer’s body cameras, which capture every interaction with citizens.
“It is our perspective. Short of being inside our head, you get to see what we see,” said Officer Josh Smeltzer, Balch Springs Police Department.
Every officer in this department is required to wear them, and police said the cameras have decreased citizen complaints significantly.
There were only two complaints for all of last year.