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3 Tips for Implementing Body-Worn Cameras in Your Department

October 18, 2018 at 11:05:25 PM

Police body-worn cameras are becoming a common feature in departments across the country. Not only do these cameras increase department transparency with the public and decrease public complaints but they help keep officers safe while on duty. Of course, not every department has implemented body-w...

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Fundraising Ideas For Small Departments To Make Cams And Data Storage A Reality

October 18, 2018 at 11:02:18 PM

As of March 2015, only about one-third of U.S. police departments outfitted their officers with body cameras. That number has climbed a bit higher as of 2018, but the reality is that body and dash-mounted cameras, and the data storage that they require for everything they capture, cost money. Some...

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Far Outweighing The Cost: How Everyone Benefits From Police Body Cameras

October 18, 2018 at 10:55:26 PM

According to a recent survey from the Pew Research Center, about 66% of officers and 93% of the public favor officers' use of body cameras to record interactions with citizens. While police body camera costs can add up, they have become central to police departments across the United States. The u...

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Police Departments Of Toledo, OH and Lawrence, KS Are Rolling Out Body Camera Programs

September 25, 2018 at 10:15:39 PM

As reported in a recent study, police officers who are equipped with body cameras receive 93% fewer complaints from the public. With this positive data, police departments across the country are implementing the use of remote body cameras. Police in Toledo, Ohio have tested new body cameras and ha...

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Benefits Of Police Body Cameras Seen In Detroit

September 25, 2018 at 10:12:28 PM

Detroit implemented a $5.2 million initiative to outfit all police officers with body cameras last year. Of the 18,000 police departments in the United States, about one-third of them were using body cameras as of March 2015. The resulting footage from the Detroit Police Department's decision to j...

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7 Quick Stats About Police Body Cameras

September 25, 2018 at 10:07:52 PM

Police departments across the country, from departments in Indiana to upstate New York, are implementing programs involving body cameras and dash cameras. Research over the last few years has shown that the relationship between police and the public improves when cameras are in place. If you're th...

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What the Future of Police Body Cameras Will Look Like (Part Two)

June 20, 2018 at 5:58:39 PM

The last article covered some of the technological advancements of body-worn cameras that aren't too far off in the future. This post will continue covering the possible direction of police body cameras, and some of the potential advancements that might be further down the road. Augmented Real...

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What the Future of Police Body Cameras Will Look Like (Part One)

June 20, 2018 at 5:55:57 PM

Throughout the years of policing, there have been many advancements in both procedural methods, technology, and departmental behavior that have transformed the American police force to what it is today. Out of all of those advancements, one in particular has provided incredible benefits to bot...

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Las Vegas Police Department Releases Body Camera Footage From October Mass Shooting

June 20, 2018 at 5:50:48 PM

After the wake of the largest mass-shooting in modern-day United States history back in October 2017, Las Vegas police are finally releasing the body camera footage. At the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas, a 64-year old male shooter went on a killing spree as he fired into an open crowd...

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Another Drop in the Puddle of Police Departments That Use Body Cams: Dothan, Alabama PD

June 20, 2018 at 5:46:56 PM

There are numerous police body camera benefits, and many departments are beginning to see that. The Dothan Police Department has adopted the use of body cameras for officers, making them another drop in the growing puddle of departments using the system. The Alabama city of Dothan has crime ...

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