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Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

Looking Back: Body Cams, Columbine, and Digital Aging

In past June issues, POLICE covered rudimentary age progressed photo technology, the infamous Columbine High School shooting, and the introduction of body cameras for officers. Here is a look back at the pages of POLICE Magazine 10, 20, and 30 years ago.

June 30, 2019

Body Camera Plan Approved for Seattle Police

The federal judge overseeing Seattle police reforms has approved the Police Department’s long-awaited body-camera proposal, resolving an issue that had put the plan on hold.

May 5, 2017

Viewing Video: Just Press Play

Denying officers access to the video records of incidents before they write their reports serves only one purpose: It's a trap. The goal here is to play "gotcha" with the officers and try to catch them in a lie.

August 6, 2015

Federal Monitor Wants Seattle Officers to Wear Body Cameras

“The time for permanent use of on-officer cameras by all SPD officers is now,” the monitor, Merrick Bobb, writes in the fifth semiannual report since the city entered into a 2012 consent decree with the U.S. Justice Department to curtail excessive force and biased policing.

June 16, 2015

Clinton Dives Into Debate on Police Tactics, Urges Justice Reform

Clinton Dives Into Debate on Police Tactics, Urges Justice Reform

Diving into the debate over police use of force, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Wednesday urged police departments throughout the country to use body cameras and urged an end to excessive prison sentences that burden black communities.

April 29, 2015

How to Start a Body Camera Program

How to Start a Body Camera Program

Those who have succeeded in implementing wearable evidence capture programs say agencies may want to take a step back and make sure they are getting the right equipment and have the proper infrastructure in place to make their adoption of officer-worn video a success.

December 21, 2014

Growing Use of Police Body Cameras Raises Privacy Concerns

Scores of law enforcement agencies already use body-worn cameras, and calls for more have only grown across the U.S. after recent cases involving use of force have pitted the word of police officers against angry residents.

September 29, 2014

What Happens When Police Wear Body Cameras

What Happens When Police Wear Body Cameras

Use of on-body video cameras by law enforcement officers can lead to a decline in use of force by officers, suggest an article covering agencies' use of this technology.

August 18, 2014

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

On-Body Video: Eye Witness or Big Brother?

The era of on-officer video has arrived. The technology is poised to help keep officers safer and more accountable on the job, while protecting law enforcement agencies from nuisance lawsuits.

July 8, 2013