LAPD set to add cameras to patrol cars
Editor's Note -- Is your agency ready for an in-car digital video system?
Consider the following, says Mike Fergus, project manager for in-car technical assistance training at the International Assoc. of Chiefs of Police:
While in-car digital video camera systems can improve officer safety and protect both officers and the public, failure to address policy issues beforehand can cost your agency thousands of dollars. Learn more. Read the IACP In-car Camera Report
By Patrick McGreevy
Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — After years of misfires and false starts, the Los Angeles Police Department is finally on the verge of installing digital video cameras in the first 300 of its patrol cars — those used by officers in the South Bureau.
A test of four competing systems has led Police Chief William J. Bratton to recommend a contract with IBM Corp. for the first phase of a program that will eventually have the cameras installed in all 1,600 patrol cars citywide.
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