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A photo red light camera is seen in Aurora. (Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Members of the city’s public safety, courts and civil service policy committee agreed Thursday to extend Aurora’s contract with the company that manages the roughly dozen photo red light traffic cameras across the city, a decision that will maintain the status quo in Aurora pending any changes to laws that pertain to the contentious […]

Sandra Wiese, a latent fingerprint examiner and crime scene investigator for Aurora police analyzes fingerprints at the department's crime lab April 19.  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation this month announced plans to replace the state's 20-year-old fingerprint system.  (File Photo by Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

Although council members raised no objection to the proposed intergovernmental agreement between the three entities at the council’s study session, the pact for a joint crime lab is not official until a resolution is passed at a regular council meeting. That could happen as soon as the next regular meeting Jan. 23

Officer Ed Nolte's VIEVU camera is part of his uniform that he dons before going out on patrol, Sept. 16 at the Aurora Police Headquarters. The city’s 2015 budget calls for outfitting 440 police officers with body-worn cameras. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

While police officers around the country — including the bulk of Aurora patrol officers — have worn body cameras for several years, Hankins said the use of the devices is much less common among code and animal control officers. The pilot program for the Aurora code and animal control officers could be among the first in the country.