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Pittsburgh Police Department Investing In Body Cameras For 2019

January 3, 2019 at 8:43:53 PM

Pittsburgh is the latest major U.S. city to invest in the use of body worn cameras for police officers. According to Pittsburgh police department officials, all police officers will be wearing body cameras in 2019. The department is also planning on testing new technology that is designed to activ...

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Five Benefits of Using Police Officer Dash Cameras

January 3, 2019 at 8:39:41 PM

Police departments across the United States have been using dash camera systems for years. These useful systems sit on the dashboards of police vehicles and capture footage as if the viewer were sitting in the passenger seat, looking out of the front windshield. As these police officer dash camera...

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Fort Lauderdale Police Launch Body Camera Program

January 3, 2019 at 8:31:42 PM

The body camera program in the Fort Lauderdale police department has been in the works for over a year, but Dec. 19 marked the first day of camera training for officers in several different departments. The department has been testing the cameras for over a year with 35 officers. The initiati...

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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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