BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police officers in Buffalo have started a pilot body camera program.

WGRZ-TV reports the Buffalo Police Department introduced the body camera program Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade. Democratic Mayor Byron Brown said in July the department planned to test 20 body cameras for three months before expanding to about 550.

The police units that come in contact with members of the community the most will test the cameras first. Brown says he wants to test the effectiveness of the cameras during the trial run.

District Chief Joseph Gramaglia says the department will share more details about the program in the near future.

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Information from: WGRZ-TV, http://www.wgrz.com