document Body and Weapon Mounted Cameras

In Police Standard Operating Procedures

Body-worn and Weapon-mounted cameras are effective law enforcement tools that can reduce violent confrontations and complaints against officers. Body-worn cameras provide additional documentation of police-public encounters and may be an important tool for collecting evidence and maintaining public trust. Weapon-mounted cameras provide documentation of officer-involved-shootings or other police-public encounters in which an officer’s duty weapon is drawn, aimed, and discharged. It is recommended that agencies adopt a written policy that addresses the use of body-worn and weapon-mounted cameras that includes camera activation, along with guidelines for the report, review, or release of any recordings.
PSOP-009, Body, Camera, Weapon, Procedure