EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office announced that Eau Claire County correctional officers and Deputies are currently receiving training on the Axon Body Cameras and squad cameras they acquired.

“There is no doubt that these car and body cameras will greatly benefit the citizens of Eau Claire County as well as the Deputy and officers using them,” the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post.

Eau Claire Police Chief Matt Rokus and Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Kramer accepted a $949,000 donation from local organization PESI, Inc. in September. The funds were used for body cams and replacing current dash-cam and interview room recording systems.

“This is a technology that benefits all,” Rokus said. “The documentation that our camera systems, whether it be body cameras, in-squad video, it provides a factual account of the event that supports a community member’s account of what happened and also our officers.”