Body Worn Cameras in Albany

September 28, 2016: Beginning on Monday, October 3, 2016, 20 Albany police officers will begin piloting body worn cameras from four different vendors to aid the committee in determining which vendor will best meet the needs of the police department and our community.

Two of the vendors will be delivering equipment and set up the back-end infrastructure this week. The 20 officers will begin testing the cameras on a rotating basis. The officers, will be split into two groups of 10 officers each and test one of the two vendor’s cameras for three weeks. After three weeks, the groups will switch cameras for another three weeks of testing. Once the other two of the four vendors delivers their cameras, the same process above will commence until officers have had the opportunity to pilot cameras from all four vendors.

We’re reminding the members of the community that the DRAFT BODY WORN CAMERA POLICY is below and requesting that members of the community to please review and provide any recommendations: Body Worn Camera Draft Policy

This is a draft.  Once a specific camera vendor is chosen, the other aspects of the policy will be developed with further public input.

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