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  • Police body cameras could lead to more drug arrests, says Baker Institute expert

    Police body cameras could lead to more drug arrests, says Baker Institute expert

    Police body cameras could lead officers to make more arrests for minor offenses like drug possession, according to a drug policy expert at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 60% of local police departments and 49% of sheriffs’ o...
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  • Diamante encrypted body camera protects privacy of citizens

    Diamante encrypted body camera protects privacy of citizens

    Diamante Technology launches its wearable body worn camera with AES256 encryption feature which is considered to be the safest protection to all kind of data. Diamante’s body worn camera DMT-16 encrypts all frames and headers of the video during writing frames to memory card. That means everythin...
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  • Body cameras worn by transport officers on SA trains

    Body cameras worn by transport officers on SA trains

    Safety on SA public transport has been given a boost with the government revealing it will introduce body worn cameras for inspectors on trains and trams.Authorities say a trial has already delivered improvements and it will use the devices to take trouble makers to court.The Government announci...
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  • CU Boulder police latest department to deploy body-worn cameras

    CU Boulder police latest department to deploy body-worn cameras

      The University of Colorado Boulder Police Department has implemented body-worn cameras for its police officers. Officers will be recording both audio and visual law enforcement interactions between themselves and citizens. Officers are expected to turn on the cameras in most interactions ...
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  • NYPD body camera survey seeks public comment on program

    NYPD body camera survey seeks public comment on program

    The public will have a chance to weigh in on the NYPD’s body-worn camera pilot program before it expands to 1,000 cameras later. The online survey, available at nypdbodycameras.org, was set up as a partnership between the NYPD and the Policing Project at New York University, to respond to commun...
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  • Police body cameras can help officers and suspects, so why don’t more departments have them?

    Police body cameras can help officers and suspects, so why don’t more departments have them?

    If you’re under the impression that most police agencies in Pennsylvania have body cameras as a part of their arsenal, you’d be wrong. Police in Pennsylvania are lagging years behind their counterparts across the country in adopting use of body cameras, in large part because they were worried th...
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  • UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers

    UK schools trial police-style body cameras for teachers

    To combat disorderly students, two secondary schools in the UK have started trialling staff-worn body cameras. Teachers will use the equipment to record specific incidents, such as a “perceived threat to a member of staff or pupil,” according to Tom Ellis, a lecturer at the Unive...
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  • UK trials body cameras for staff in mental health wards

    UK trials body cameras for staff in mental health wards

    An early trial has found that staff-worn body cameras can reduce confrontation and aggressive behaviour in patients suffering from mental health issues. The pilot ran for three months at Berrywood Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Northampton, England, and was primarily concerned with the ̶...
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  • New police body camera rules in Pa.

    New police body camera rules in Pa.

    New rules governing when police can film using body cameras and spelling out how the public can seek access to the footage are now in place. Media and civil liberties groups say the law, which took effect Tuesday, creates an “insurmountable barrier” that will prevent most people from using the P...
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  • Pete Buttigieg reinforces bodycam order after officer-involved shooting in South Bend

    Pete Buttigieg reinforces bodycam order after officer-involved shooting in South Bend

    Sherika Logan lights candles for her uncle during a vigil for Eric Logan on Washington Street in South Bend, Ind.   South Bend, Indiana Mayor and 2020 Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg requested the city’s police chief to issue an order reaffirming the city’s police department...
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  • Some officers in Nevada prisons may get body cameras

    Some officers in Nevada prisons may get body cameras

    A joint money subcommittee Tuesday approved $1.8 million to equip some correctional officers with body cameras and install stationary cameras at seven prisons. The expenditure approved by the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means public safety subcommittee would fund the purchase of 71 bod...
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  • Body cameras show APD officers’ performances in the field

    Body cameras show APD officers’ performances in the field

    Without losing their cool, officers with the Aberdeen Police Department were able to safely take an emotionally disturbed man into custody even though the situation could have easily turned deadly. Chief Dave McNeil played the video as part of the presentation of the department’s annual report. ...
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