Law Enforcement

Williamsburg Police adapt to body cameras

Williamsburg Police adapt to body cameras

Though 6-foot-5 Williamsburg Police officer David Jay and 5-foot-3 officer Ashley Nichols are on opposite ends of the height spectrum, the videos from their body cameras show footage from similar perspectives.

That's because the officers are trained to position the body cameras to best capture whatever incident they're responding to.

For Jay, that means wearing his body camera near his stomach, while Nichols wears hers midway up her torso.

Where to wear their body cameras was an early trial-and-error process when Williamsburg Police followed James City and York counties in implementing the use of body cameras at the start of 2017. James City County began using them in...