Friday, January 13, 2017

Body Cameras for Police

Body cameras are becoming increasingly common equipment for police patrol officers. They are a technological approach to issues of transparency and accountability offering some real time protections for police officers and the public.

They are overwhelmingly popular. New polling data from Pew Research shows that both the general public and police officers support body cameras. Denverites agree. A recent Ciruli Associates poll in Denver indicates strong support for their use.

The Denver Police Department endorsed use of body cameras and the Denver Police Foundation has assisted in their purchase.

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