Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
New technology and modern practices are saving wear and tear on everything from budgets to personnel. In an era of doing more with less, it just makes sense.
New Orleans Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas on Wednesday presented to the City Council his budget for 2014. Included in the $135 million budget is the purchase of new vehicles and body cameras to be worn by all officers. Read full story here.
Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.
A University of Central Florida police officer shattered the car window of a student who started to roll it up on his hand. Read the full story here.
Law enforcement agencies are using on-body cameras with increased frequency. The technology captures the officer's point of view of a force encounter and also holds police accountable while on duty. Mark W. Clark, a POLICE contributing editor, discusses the topic on Larry Mantle's "AirTalk" public radio program. Read "On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?" from our July issue.
An on-body officer video system captured a confrontation between two Evansville (Ind.) Police officers and an off-duty firefighter who ran a stop sign on his bicycle. Read the full story here.