City of Fairfax makes officers body cameras mandatory

The City of Fairfax Police Department launched its new body camera program few days ago with minimal ceremony.

All patrol and motor officers for the city are now required to wear square black cameras when they leave the department station on Old Lee Highway.They must turn the devices on during encounters with members of the public that might become confrontational, including vehicle stops and disturbance call responses.


“The body camera program will significantly increase officer safety, enhance our ability to successfully accomplish our mission, boost trust, and increase accountability to the community,” City of Fairfax Police Sgt. Shawn Sutherland, who works in the community services section of the department’s public information office, said.

Post time: May-27-2019
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