MIDLAND - The Midland County Sheriff's Office is getting some new toys. They're body cameras for the deputies and officials say they're going to do a lot to help keep a watchful eye on the town.
The Midland Police Department originally had the grant for the body cams, but when they turned it down, the Sheriff's Office hopped on the opportunity to scoop up the new technology. Sheriff Gary Painter said he's been looking at getting them for a while.
"I think there are things in the field that officers need that will be of tremendous benefit. This was a super opportunity for us to jump on board and use new technology to not only benefit the citizens, the suspects, but it'll benefit the jurors, it will benefit the grand jurors, officers," he said.
Although he doesn't know exactly how the mini cams work, but he knows their power and he can't be more excited to bring them to his force.