The Lower Township Police Department has announced 13 patrol cars are now equipped with Mobile Video Cameras that Police Chief William Mastriana says will be a valuable crime fighting tool that will also aide in maintaining the departments credibility and accountability. The new camera system continually records an officer’s interaction with the public throughout a shift. It can also be used to monitor a variety of other police related functions such as officers driving mannerisms, and the behavior of arrested persons inside of the vehicle. Because the camera records on a constant basis throughout the shift, investigators can review video captured by the mobile video camera during a patrol cars response to the scene of an incident or during its regular patrol route. Utilizing the video could assist investigators in determining the identity of any vehicles or pedestrians who may have been in the area when an incident took place that the officer may not have recalled seeing otherwise.