LEVEL PLAINS, Ala. (WDHN)—The Level Plains police department will soon be able to show video evidence of what happens at a police stop.
Officer Chase Dickerson says Level Plains is getting 26 thousand dollars from the state to buy eight dash cameras for their patrol cars.
Level Plains is one of only three law enforcement agencies statewide getting grant money to upgrade equipment.
Having video evidence of a traffic stop can be invaluable in court.
Several years ago, a dash-cam video of a driver taking off during a traffic stop in Tuscaloosa showed how quickly something can go wrong.
Officer Dickerson says these days, a jury often wants to see actual video of a reported incident.
The two other law enforcement agencies being awarded money from the grant are also from the wiregrass.
The Headland Police Department expects to buy computers and printers for patrol vehicles there and the Taylor P.D. Is looking to buy additional weapons.