West Frankfort To Get New Video Cameras For Police Department

(WEST FRANKFORT, IL) — The West Frankfort City Council recently approved a bid for a new video camera system at the police department that will replace the system that has been in use for about 10 years. The new system will cost around $5,300 and come from Novacom in Herrin. Police Chief Shawn Talutto says the upgrade will help the department get ready for possible changes in state law as to how homicide and sexual assault cases will be handled. It will also allow them to record when they have to move a suspect from one room to the next. The chief added that additional cameras will also be installed at the side entrance where suspects are brought into the police department and in the front parking areas where child visitation exchanges are done sometimes.