In this edition, I talk with Auburn Police Chief James Slayton.
The Auburn City Council recently approved the funding for the rollout of a body-warn camera system. The Chief pushed for them to be implemented from the time he took the job. These cameras integrate with tasers, so when any officers unholsters his or her taser, the camera will begin recording automatically begin recording.
We also discussed the Auburn PD’s Victim Assistance program, a partnership with Cayuga Counseling Service. Jessica Wagner works with crime victim to get them the information they need and help guide them through the legal process, freeing officers to get back on the street.
The Chief also told us he has no interest in following previous Police and Fire Chiefs into the Mayor’s chair.