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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Says Police Dash Cam Footage Must Be Publicly Released

July 21, 2017 at 9:58:41 AM

Police dash cameras are being considered more of a necessity than a luxury these days, so it’s not surprising that the annual growth rate is expected to rise by 15.3% from 2014 to 2020. In car video systems can protect both police officers and civilians in countless situations and ensure accuracy. F...

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How Dash Cams Keep Both Police Officers And Civilians Safe

June 30, 2017 at 8:46:09 AM

Police dash cameras have been front-and-center in several recent news stories, capturing everything from excessive force to trumped-up charges. But in many ways, in car police video systems serve two important roles: protecting the public and protecting the police. In a recent Pew Research Center su...

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What Are Police Car Cameras Actually Capable Of?

June 21, 2017 at 1:53:54 PM

The world of law enforcement has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years or so. As technology becomes more ingrained in society, law enforcement officers must keep up. The result has been a surge in technologies like police car cameras, police body cameras, high-tech squad cars, and other new devic...

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Baltimore County Police Withhold Body Cam Footage in 3 Police Shootings

June 19, 2017 at 12:05:20 PM

Police body cams have helped law enforcement departments tremendously over the last few years. In addition to body cams, police dashboard cameras are becoming increasingly popular in departments across the United States. The global law enforcement dashboard camera market was valued at $1,458.2 Mn in...

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5 Benefits of Implementing Police Camera Technology Into Your Unit

June 19, 2017 at 11:57:03 AM

In recent years, there have been many debates over the usage of police body cams and improved police dash camera systems. Most police forces across the nation have been using in car police video systems for decades and have experienced many benefits as a result. However, many departm...

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Exploring Pros and Cons of Police Body Cams

May 30, 2017 at 4:12:12 PM

When it comes to body worn cameras for police, many people think they’re a great way to encourage and enforce better practices in the police force in addition to increasing accountability. A recent Pew Research Center survey revealed that 66% of officers and 93% of the public favor the use of body c...

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Police Camera Research at Risk Due to Justice Department Budget Cuts

May 25, 2017 at 8:34:45 AM

There are plenty of benefits of law enforcement agencies using police cameras while on the job; avoiding legal trouble in certain cases, improved visual evidence, and much more. Unfortunately, police departments across the country are fighting to keep the funding for body cameras for law enforcement...

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What’s the Point of Buying a Dash Cam?

April 5, 2017 at 1:44:09 PM

In our increasingly technological world, cameras are everywhere. Security cameras are in stores, body cameras are on police officers, dash cameras are in cars…almost every public place we go is likely to have some sort of visual recording device. However, one device that the average person could rea...

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Debunking 3 Common Myths About Police Body Cameras

April 5, 2017 at 11:05:54 AM

In 2012, there were an estimated 780,000 police officers in the United States. More and more officers are turning to cameras to provide additional evidence and information. However, there are still some common myths about this emerging technology. Here are some of them: Myth: Police body camera...

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Midwest Meteor Captured by Police Officer’s Dash Cam

April 3, 2017 at 1:35:10 PM

When astronomical events are visible from earth, skywatchers are lucky to catch a glimpse, let alone a video. For Officer Jim Dexter, however, it was about being in the right place at the right time. The Lisle, Illinois police officer witnessed “a giant green-lighted orb,” which was captured on his ...

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