The Erie County Sheriff's Office is calling its body camera program "extremely successful."

Deputies began wearing the cameras in 2017.

What started as a pilot program, with only 13 deputies wearing them, now includes nearly 150 cameras.

The sheriff's office say they should be worn any time a deputy is in uniform.

While some deputies were skeptical of the body cams a few years ago, the sheriff's office says they have realized the benefits.

"I think a lot of the deputies have come to the conclusion that these are helping. That showing what actually happened and how the person interacted with law enforcement and how law enforcement interacted with the public," said Scott Zylka, public information officer for the Erie County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies who work in jails also wear the body cams, except during medical situations.