Beloit Police getting body cameras

BELOIT (WIFR) -- Beloit Police are working to build better relationships with the community. The next step in that process is for officers to start wearing body cameras.

Unlike typical cameras that are worn on an officer's chest, the ones the department is getting will be worn on their heads as a pair of glasses.

Chief David Zibolski says it will give him and others watching the videos a better idea of exactly what an officer is looking at during a call.

The cameras will be required to be on during traffic and field stops, but officers can turn them off in certain situations.

The department plans to get about 60 of the cameras. Officers should be wearing them by the end of the year.