Some of the cameras were handed out first thing Wednesday, according to Barbanica. Dash cams will also be arriving soon for officers in the department.
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Barbanica recently posted a video calling for an increase in the number of police officers in Antioch by 2.5% each year until the city reaches the California state standard of nearly 1.5 officers per 1,000 residents.
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The proposed goal would give Antioch 170 police officers on the force. The department currently has 115 sworn officers.