Gilbert police completes deployment of body-worn cameras

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) -- The Gilbert Police Department has completed the final training session for officers in the operation of their body-worn cameras.

The pilot project began in September 2014.

Now, 155 cameras are assigned to 12 patrol teams, traffic enforcement officers, crime suppression officers and the Criminal Apprehension Team.

Police officials say 13 classes were held to train officers in the use and operation of the cameras.

They say benefits of the cameras are to improve investigations, enhance employee safety and provide transparency to the public.