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Pueblo Police Department and Pueblo Community College unveil student-built "Cop Camera"

Posted at 12:14 PM, Jan 16, 2020

PUEBLO — The Pueblo Police Department and Pueblo Community College is unveiling a new product to keep officers safe, known as the "Cop camera".

It's a camera holder for officers to place their body-worn cameras when they need to get to those hard-to-reach places, and avoid any potential danger.

The idea came from Pueblo Police and was made possible thanks to STEM students, who designed and built the mount over the course of two years.

"It meant a lot more than just making some parts,' said Tom Martinez, the physical designer for the project and a PCC graduate.
"It was making something that's actually going to impact the community and impact lives."

"It was an officer safety issue," explained Ortega.
"We have the access to the cameras but with this attachment, we're able to look at places and not put ourselves in danger."

The project, funded by a PCC grant and the STEM center, was worth $5,000.

Blazer Electric donated the PVC pipes those holders attach to.

There are 100 holders total, one for each police vehicle in the city.

The camera holder is made with a 3D printer using the same plastic you find in Lego bricks.