The Lacey Township Police Department has announced that as of today, police will begin using body cameras.
“The Lacey Township Police Department has made a promise to serve our community with honor and integrity in order to maintain your confidence in our organization,” Police Chief Michael C. DiBella said. “In continuing that promise, we are pleased to announce that we will be implementing the use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) for our department.”
All uniformed Sergeants and Police Officers assigned to the Patrol Division will be wearing body worn cameras and recording interactions with the public when carrying out official duties.
The Department says the use of the body worn cameras will be another tool available to assist police officers while performing their duties.
“There are several positive aspects of the body worn camera program, including, but not limited to:
- Being a transparent police department. This helps create additional trust between the community and our agency.
- Protects our police officers and the public from false claims.
- The body worn cameras provide an opportunity to capture the good work our police officers do on a daily basis.
- They may increase crime and DUI convictions.
- Body worn camera video can be used for in-service training purposes.”
The program begins today, February 4th.
See video below released by the Department.
I find it interesting that the officer seems to be standing at the womans “7 O clock” when one would assume it to be more prudent to stand at 11?
Is it a defense tactic? someone wishing to harm must readjust their position? just wondering… these little details can be fascinating
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