Colorado Springs police body cams capture thousands of interactions every week, officials say

Criminals are having a harder time hiding from justice now that Colorado Springs police have tiny cameras watching and recording them.

In the Colorado Springs Police Department's first year using body-worn cameras, the department has received fewer citizen complaints, internal affairs investigations are being resolved more quickly, and county prosecutors are getting convictions that before might have fallen flat, officials touted during a news conference Friday.

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Utility Associates' BodyWorn™ Police Body Cameras Backed by Investment from Hicks

Utility Associates, Inc. announces a significant investment from Dallas-based Hicks Holdings, LLC, to support the expansion of its BodyWorn™ product and position the company for growth within the first responder industry. BodyWorn is the only smart solution that incorporates GPS, motion sensors, real-time communications, live video streaming and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to meet the ever-evolving needs of law enforcement.

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Mississippi law enforcement departments continue selecting BodyWorn

DECATUR, Ga.— Utility, Inc. announced today that the Harrison County Sheriff's Department and Pascagoula Police Department in Mississippi have selected BodyWorn™ police cameras and Rocket IoT™ in-car video recording and communications systems. These departments join the Biloxi Police Department, Gulfport Police Department, Long Beach Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Clinton Police Department in deploying smart BodyWorn cameras and Rocket IoT systems.

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Arlington City Council approves 350 body-worn cameras for police officers

Arlington police soon will join other departments around the country that have deployed body cameras to record interactions with the public.

But you might not notice the devices.

The City Council on Tuesday approved a three-year, $1.47 million contract for 350 miniature cameras that will be embedded in police uniforms, revealing only a quarter-size lens opening and appearing roughly in the center of the chest.

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Arkansas's Benton Police Department Reports High Satisfaction with Body Camera Deployment

BENTON, Ark., April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Benton Police Department, located outside of Little Rock, AR reports highly satisfactory results with their deployment of 68 BodyWorn™ police cameras and 49 Rocket IoT™ in-car video communications systems by police software and technology vendor Utility, Inc. The complete evidence management system provides police departments across the country with enhanced efficiency and cost savings while optimizing transparency and accountability between police officers and the communities they serve.

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Kissimmee approves deal for high-tech body cameras for officers

The Kissimmee Police Department is joining the growing list of Central Florida law enforcement agencies to equip its officers with body cameras.

But the department’s new cameras are unlike others in use across the region and are cheaper, too.

The high-tech gear from Body Worn, a Georgia-based company, comes with a number of advanced features that other departments in Central Florida don’t have. The $524,000 expense over a five-year span for 80 cameras was approved by the city council in February.

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Lawrence Police Department implements body cameras, 'game changer' on the streets

LAWRENCE, Ind. - Lawrence Police Chief Dave Hofmann calls the deployment of a body camera system among his 44 sworn police officers “a game changer."

He expects to see them become standard equipment not only throughout central Indiana, but across American law enforcement in the next five years.

“This is, in my opinion, the highest most amazing technology that’s available on the market,” he said.

Since its limited roll out late last summer, every officer is assigned an integrated three-camera system which includes not only a body camera, but also two units in each marked patrol car, one pointing forward out the front windshield and the other trained on the back seat.

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Police body cameras part of Dothan's new integrated system

When Sgt. David Schwab talks about the Dothan Police Department’s new integrated camera system, he uses terms like “functionality” and “user friendliness.”

“What this system is going to do is it’s going to effectively replace what we have currently,” the supervisor of the department’s technical services division said. “It’s light-years ahead of where we are.”

The department is transitioning from just in-car cameras to a linked system that includes in-car and body-worn cameras.

“It’s not like we’re just adding body cameras,” Schwab said. “We’re actually replacing all the hardware that we have that’s 20-plus years old that’s in the cars right now.”

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Body-worn cameras on track for June deployment

VICTORVILLE — A body-worn camera pilot program at two sheriff’s stations, including Apple Valley, is on track to begin in June, an official said Tuesday, marking a rapid ascension toward deployment only three weeks after county policy makers approved the year-long test run.

“It’s moving pretty quick,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Project Team Leader Neil Slawson said during a presentation to the Victorville Rotary Club.

On March 7, county Supervisors approved an 18-month, $122,000 contract with Georgia-based Utility Associates Inc. for 80 cameras between Apple Valley and Highland stations — an ample timeframe to enable groundwork to be laid before patrol deputies actually begin wearing the Android-powered devices and to allow for post-deployment assessments.

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Body cameras approved for El Paso County Sheriff's Office

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - El Paso County Commissioners made it official Tuesday: they approved spending $303,000 to buy 150 body cameras for patrol deputies.
The cameras will be similar to those currently used by the Colorado Springs Police Department.  CSPD received 500 cameras last September and is gradually distributing them to patrol officers below the rank of lieutenant.

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Body cams top Biloxi police chief's list of 2016 achievements

BILOXI - Violent crimes in the city decreased significantly in 2016, according to a Biloxi Police Department report.

Also, 70 percent of 120,000 calls for service came from police officers who saw problems out in the community. These statistics and others will be highlighted Wednesday during the annual State of the City address by Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich.
But as proud as Police Chief John Miller is of those accomplishments, he said the department’s greatest achievement of the year was getting body-worn cameras.

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