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Category Archives: Police

Body Cameras To Be Joined By ‘Throwable’ Cameras

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Since mid 2014 the body camera industry has grown to become an estimated $1 billion market, with many companies investing their efforts into supplying the world’s emergency services with the equipment. With the phenomenal police uptake of body cameras one new start-up has created the ‘throwable camera’


Police Body Camera International Symposium

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Roughly 220 people gathered at The Orleans on June 9th -11th for the first-ever Law Enforcement Camera-Based Systems Symposium. The three-day conference drew people from law enforcement agencies from as far away as Toronto, and they all had one thing on their minds: police body cameras. The technology has become a hot topic in the wake […]


Rich Williams – A Legislator’s Perspective

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BWC Legislation overview by Rich Williams, NCSL (Transcript…):


Officer Says Keep Body Camera Expectations Realistic

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In the wake of recent riots around the nation, the Department of Justice is preparing to equip an additional 50,000 law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras.  As an officer who has been wearing a body camera for the last 18 months, I can testify that these cameras provide numerous benefits for both law enforcement and […]


Grappling With Gigabytes

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As body cameras are integrated into police forces around the world court systems are starting to buckle under the weight of hours upon hours of video, however learning to deal with this new challenge is temporary and staff are “ready to deal with whatever comes our way.”


Operation Hyperion Infographic

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Facts and figures from the Operation Hyperion report, in infographic form. Operation Hyperion | Create infographics


DOJ Announces Initial $20 Million Body-Worn Camera Program Funding

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The Department of Justice recently announced a $20 million pilot program for police body cameras, it’s the first component of President Barack Obama’s $75 million Body Worn Camera Partnership Program, which he announced late last year. The investment includes $17 million in competitive grants for the purchase of body-worn cameras, $2 million for training and […]


Challenges Bodycams Present to Seattle PD

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In an age where we are constantly post-(shootings, riots, etc.)  police forces who managed to gain notoriety for their brutality, for example the City of Seattle PD, have found themselves learning how to restore faith between cops and community – and how bodycams play their part.


Podcast: The Future of Police Body Cameras

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As police departments get increasingly connected and recorded, Popular Mechanics Editorial Assistant Cameron Johnson joins the podcast to talk about the future of police body cameras, which are increasingly being utilized by police departments around the country to provide a better record of what happens when an officer ends up in a compromised situation. (Continue for […]


Officer Who Chooses Not To Kill Caught By His Own Body Camera

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“I jumped out, and he’s running toward me. I had my firearm already drawn on him, and I tell him to put his hands up in the air, and he was screaming, ‘Shoot me! Shoot me!’” said New Richmond Officer Jesse Kidder, recounting his recent experience of being charged at by a suspect which was […]