RUSK, TX (KTRE) - Cherokee County deputies will have a new tool to use when patrolling the over 1,000 square miles of the county.
Nineteen new Bodycams arrived at the office of Sheriff James Campbell on Monday.
"The camera is not going to lie," Campbell said. "Whatever happens, happens."
Campbell said the cameras in total costs around $4,800 and that the cost was split between the department and the district attorney's office.
"[Patton] said she would pay for half of them and I took money out of my drug fund and paid for the other half," Campbell said.
District Attorney Rachel Patton said she has been wanting the cameras for the department for a while.
"These cameras will help out on all of our court cases," Patton said. "Especially ones that involve deputies being called out to domestic violence cases."
Campbell said he has been thinking about the cameras for a while but funding would not allow for him to get the devices. Campbell agreed that the recent unrest between angry citizens and police has caused many departments to look into the devices.