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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Local police are going high tech to fight crime.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is arming some of its officers with tiny cameras that can be pinned right onto their uniforms or their sunglasses.

CMPD says the cameras are better than traditional dashboard cameras because they can go where the officer goes.

This type of technology gives us a completely different view of what the officer sees when he or she is walking around, interacting with the public, interacting with suspects, interacting with victims or just their day-to-day operations as they re answering their calls for service, Major Steve Willis said.

Thirty-two officers will be wearing the glass cams as part of a pilot project for the next month-and-a-half. After that, the department will decide whether to invest in the cameras on a permanent basis.

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