Town Crime Rate Up For Year; Body Cams On The Way | WGLT

Town Crime Rate Up For Year; Body Cams On The Way

Feb 8, 2016

Credit Staff / WGLT

Crime in Normal rose about 4% last year but the overall five year average is down about four percent. In this conversation with Charlie Schlenker, Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner says the trend line is not surprising and the useful part of the numbers comes on a shorter term review.

Bleichner says the $140,000 and $250,000 quotes for body cams would cover equipment for the entire department, not just the pilot project.