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New body cameras allow for real-time streaming

Posted at 11:11 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-18 02:11:36-05

A new tool could soon hit the streets of Las Vegas to keep you and your family safe. 

A local start-up company has come up with a new way to help police officers in tense situations. 

It's called "Temba". The technology allows a police officer's body camera to be viewed in real-time.

"We have to have an ability for our on-scene supervisors to see what our officers are seeing," said Jeb Bozarth, the CEO and Founder of the company. 

A supervisor can instantly watch how an officer is interacting with someone at a traffic stop or how they are responding to a tactical situation. 

Bozarth, a law enforcement officer in Nevada, came up with the idea after hearing about a new state law which requires all police officers who regularly interact with the public to wear a body camera. 

Bozarth partnered with his close friends Gregory Spils and Yuri Kurat to start the company. They started pitching the product to law enforcement agencies in Nevada this week. 

"Our ultimate goal is to save lives, and if we can do that and provide some type of safety to the employee, to the officer, to the firefighter, while preserving that trust with the community, that's what our goal is," Bozarth said.