A new era of policing kicks off today in Chester

They will kick off a new era in policing today in the city of Chester.

City officials will join with leaders of the Chester Police Department to announce the department’s plan to launch a pilot body-camera program.

Officials plan to describe their plans to outfit city officers with body-worn cameras, as well as provide information on vendors and officer usage of this equipment. Speakers will include Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland, Commissioner Darren Alston and Police Chief James Nolan.

You might remember a few weeks back the city announced it was partnering with the federal Department of Justice for a complete review of operations of the police department.

The move came amid community questions about several police-involved fatal shootings.

In addition, the city again has been gripped with an uptick in street violence.

A march Saturday drew about a hundred people looking for answers.

We'll be there for all the details on the new video program today.