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Hoisington Police Captain Josh Nickerson sits in a patrol car in Hoisington with the new digital camera and display recently installed in two patrol vehicles.

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HOISINGTON — The Hoisington Police Department has added an improved tool to its tool chest to fight crime-digital cameras, replacing older cameras that were failing.
“The old cameras were malfunctioning,” said Hoisington Police Captain Josh Nickerson. “For court purposes, it’s very important,” to have cameras that are fully functional. The audio quit working from time to time, and the department was having issues with prosecution of cases.
The cameras will also monitor officer compliance, offering a clear record  of events. “We deal most of the time with people who don’t like us,” said Nickerson.
“It auto turns on when ...

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