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Dash and Body Cameras Aren’t Just for Big City Departments

March 31, 2017 at 1:27:30 PM

At one point in time, it was believed that police dash cameras and body cameras were out of reach for many police departments. This technology, though proven to be helpful when it comes to in-court evidence and promoting transparency, can cost a lot of money that smaller departments simply don’t hav...

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Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Right Dash Cam

March 30, 2017 at 1:19:43 PM

From 2000 to 2003, the number of in-car cameras for police officers increased from 3,400 to 17,500, and for good reason — police dash cameras offer a world of benefits. But before you make the decision to invest in this highly sought-after piece of recording equipment, you should familiarize yours...

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Are Police Dash Cameras and Body Cams Even Effective?

January 25, 2017 at 4:23:21 PM

Police dash cameras and body cameras are meant to increase the accountability of the officer and department, promote transparency, and help form trusting relationships between police officers and citizens. But are these cameras actually doing the job that they’re intended to do? With so much me...

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Does This Dash Cam Footage Prove the Existence of the Yeti?

December 21, 2016 at 11:38:49 AM

It’s the most wonderful time of the year — the time when Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes back to a television — or these days, may be a computer monitor — near you. Remember the delightful stop-motion Rankin and Bass special from your childhood? If you were terrified by the Abominable Snowman, ...

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Departments That Use Body Cameras Can Help Themselves and Their Communities

November 15, 2016 at 9:18:18 AM

There has been plenty of news in the media touting the benefits of police body cameras. But other than providing reliable footage of encounters with police, what other practical purposes do they serve? Both police body cameras and dash cameras are being more widely used in communities nationwid...

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CMPD Releases Body Cam Footage After Fatal Shooting of Keith Lamont Scott

October 17, 2016 at 11:57:46 AM

Both police dash cameras and cameras worn by officers are used to record police activity, offering insight from multiple points of view. The argument has been made that body cameras are more effective, however, and 77% of police officers agree, as they give better evidence of what goes on durin...

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5 Ways Video Technology Has Enhanced the Quality and Accountability of Police Work

September 12, 2016 at 3:23:33 PM

By 2022, police forces in the United States are expected to increase by an estimated 41,000 people. While that’s great news for law enforcement, it’s even better news for video technology like police dash camera systems and body cameras. These two devices have changed police work drastically in r...

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Cincinnati’s City Manager on the Benefits of Police Body Cameras

August 11, 2016 at 3:25:35 PM

Expect to see big changes in the coming months in Cincinnati, Ohio, where the police department has just announced that it will begin rolling out body cameras for law enforcement officers as soon as possible. "This will allow us to make the streets safer," said City Manager Harry Black in a pre...

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Police Shootings Have Not Increased, But Media Coverage Has

July 8, 2016 at 10:47:02 AM

Although it may seem like the number of police shootings has significantly risen, the reality is that it has not. However, coverage in the media of police shootings has greatly increased. Even with 72% of state police and highway patrol vehicles possessing video systems, body cams are proven superio...

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Top 5 Benefits of the 10-8 HD4SD Police Dash Camera System

June 21, 2016 at 3:01:21 PM

Between 2012 and 2022, the United States will need to train an additional 41,400 police officers, and these brave men and women will have to prepare for a new era of law enforcement. Today, given the ubiquity of smartphones with cameras and the ease of uploading videos to YouTube, police officers fa...

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