New Era Begins as The Cleveland Division of Police Begins Using Body Cameras

Body camera to be worn by police officers

Body camera to be worn by police officers

It’s been a long time coming and now patrol officers in the Cleveland’s Police Department’s Fourth District have begun wearing body cameras. The first of 1500 cameras were deployed Wednesday. The $2.4 million investment is designed to record the way police treat citizens and how citizens treat the police.

The first phase of body camera deployment starts with officers assigned to basic patrol. The second phase will be to deploy body cameras in specialized units.

There are three levels of cameras: basic, standard and professional. Basic will be used by patrol officers. Standard will go to supervisors. Professional will be utilized by administrative staff and investigative units, such as homicide. Read more…


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