The program includes $17 million in competitive grants for the purchase of body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and technical assistance and $1 million for the development of evaluation tools to study best practices. The pilot program is part of President Obama’s proposal to invest $75 million over three years to purchase 50,000 body-worn cameras for law enforcement agencies.
May 1, 2015
The Seattle Police Department is voluntarily putting blurry, silent versions of its body cam videos on YouTube, giving the curious a chance to see what they entail while also protecting the privacy of those depicted.
March 16, 2015
As more police departments equip their officers with body-worn cameras, the question of who gets access to that footage—and at what cost—is fast becoming a new frontier in open-records policy.
March 10, 2015
The COPS Office has released "Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned," a report that analyzes costs and benefits associated with its use. PERF produced the report for the COPS Office.
September 19, 2014
Digital Ally, Inc., announced today it will introduce a "bullet camera" option for its FirstVu HD Officer-Worn Video System at the upcoming International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference, which is scheduled for October 25–28, 2014 in Orlando, Fla.
September 11, 2014
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced that he's "actively looking" at equipping police officers with body cameras, and made the pilot presentation to union officials Thursday.
September 2, 2014
A key feature of VuLink is that it triggers the FirstVu HD camera at the same time that it triggers the in-car system. This means the officer doesn’t have to remember to activate the on-body cam.
October 24, 2013
Vievu brought its third-generation on-officer video system and a compact "pro" on-body camera for police to the 2013 IACP Conference in Philadelphia.
October 21, 2013
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared on several public affairs shows Sunday to defend the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy, saying city crime rates would increase following a judge's ruling that the stops are unconstitutional.
August 19, 2013
Calling it the "wave of the future," Salt Lake City's police chief wants to start putting cameras on his officers.
October 26, 2012
Twenty three Denver officers are testing the devices during a 60-day pilot program. During the test period, officers learning to use the new technology will decide when to activate the cameras, a decision that has drawn fire from the ACLU of Colorado.
November 21, 2011
The officer's Vievu on-body camera, which is about the size of a pager, captured the Sept. 25 shooting in East Oakland. The officer fatally shot the suspect, who had a gun and drugs, after a foot pursuit and struggle.
October 3, 2011
The chief of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) police department told state legislators this week that only a fraction of his officers have been trained in crisis intervention methods that would help them deal with people who are mentally ill.
September 30, 2011
Digital Ally Inc. will highlight a number of its new advanced video surveillance products at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition, October 3-7 in Denver, Colo. The Company will be exhibiting at Booth #1012, where John Elway will greet attendees on October 5.
October 1, 2009
Digital Ally, Inc., which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, introduced a number of new products and product features at the 115th Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference and Exposition, which was held November 9-11, 2008, in San Diego.
November 26, 2008