NewsNet 02-20-15

SOME TUCSON POLICE OFFICERS TO WEAR BODY CAMERAS - Seventy officers with the Tucson Police Department (TPD) soon will be using body cameras for transparency and accountability for both TPD and the public. Twenty-six of the cameras, made by Scottsdale- based Taser International, will be worn by motor officers, 32 by patrol officers and 12 will be worn by officers on bicycles or on foot in the downtown unit, TPD Sgt. Pete Dugan told the Arizona Daily Star. Training for basic operations is scheduled to begin the last week of March, he said. When the cameras are issued and the officers complete their training to receive a certification, the cameras will be deployed for use in the field. Last September, the Tucson City Council approved a resolution to allocate a portion of a $385,000 City/County grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to TPD for the purchase of body-worn cameras. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.

RIDE SUN TRAN TO TUCSON RODEO AND PARADE - Ride Sun Tran to the 90th annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo tomorrow through March 1. You can also take a bus to the parade next Thursday. Sun Tran provides service to the Laos Transit Center, which is one block from the rodeo grounds and parade route. Visit Sun Tran's online schedule for nearby routes and a schedule.

LEARN ABOUT SCIENCE THIS WEEKEND IN A FAMILY-THEMED EVENT - Children's Museum Tucson is hosting Family SciFest tomorrow. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave., families can experience 100 activities and demonstrations focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Some of the activities involve the science behind gum and its flavors, making slime, and plenty of hands-on demonstrations, activities and experiments. All events (including admission) are free tomorrow. Read more from the Arizona Daily Star.

NEED HELP STARTING OR EXPANDING A BUSINESS IN TUCSON? CALL THE SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE LINE - The City of Tucson's Small Business Assistance Line, (520) 837-4100, is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Help is available in both English and Spanish. Staff from the City Manager's Office of Economic Initiatives answer the calls. The Small Business Assistance Line is one of a number of City initiatives, along with 21 business incentives and streamlined permit processes, to make Tucson a business-friendly city.

JOB OPPORTUNITY: TUCSON WATER SYSTEM OPERATOR - Tucson Water is recruiting three Water System Operators in the Instrumentation & Control Section of potable, reclaimed water systems. Rotating shifts, weekends, and holidays are mandatory. Experience and certifications are required. The application deadline is Feb. 28.