Forest Preserves Police officers must be “equipped to handle” dangerous people Cook County Forest Preserve Police Chief Cynthia Lance told commissioners. [Alex Nitkin/The Daily Line]
Police in the Cook County Forest Preserves will be equipped with tasers and body cameras under a measure (19-0491
) approved by the preserves’ Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
The board — whose members are the same as the Cook County Board of Commissioners — voted 13-2 to approve a five-year, $1.28 million contract with Axon Enterprises, the same company that provides the Chicago Police Department with its body cameras.