Police Body-Worn Cameras

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With the advancement of digital recording devices, nation-wide the public has begun to expect the interactions of law enforcement and the public to be recorded and available for review. Body-worn cameras are the next step to increase transparency and accountability.

According to State statute, local law enforcement agencies must provide an opportunity for public comment before purchasing or implementing a portable recording system.

With the advancement of digital recording devices, nation-wide the public has begun to expect the interactions of law enforcement and the public to be recorded and available for review. Body-worn cameras are the next step to increase transparency and accountability.

According to State statute, local law enforcement agencies must provide an opportunity for public comment before purchasing or implementing a portable recording system.

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    Do the recording devices have infared capabilities for recording at night in dark places? This would be important as most crimes happen between sunset and sunrise.

    PL8120 asked almost 1 year ago

    The body cameras do not have infrared capability however they utilize very sensitive digital imaging sensors that work well in low light. We use similar technology now in our squad cars and they produce good results at night. Of course, in complete darkness the cameras are not going to see anything but nor would the officer wearing them so it is safe to assume they would be using a flashlight or other lighting sources. Body cameras are inherently limited by the need to be small enough for an officer to wear while having enough battery capacity to last a 12-hour shift so there are some tradeoffs in what features the manufacture can include. Thank you for the question.