The New York State Police is rolling out body cameras to troopers. (Photo: NYSP) -

The New York State Police is rolling out body cameras to troopers. (Photo: NYSP)

The first batch of body-worn cameras for New York state troopers was rolled out in the Capital Region Thursday, state officials said.

The deployment, which was part of a slate of police reform laws passed last June, is expected to reach the ranks across the state by the fall, the New York Post reports.

The State Police struck a deal with Axon for 3,000 cameras to equip all troopers on patrol, as well as cloud storage, tech support and software, for $7.6 million per year, according to the governor’s office.

The cameras come equipped with an auto-record function that starts recording when a trooper turns on their emergency light or pulls their firearm or Taser.

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