S.L. Chief pushes technology as step toward transparency
Yes great, but the on/off should be controlled off site by someone besides the
officer, as those dash cams seem to malfunction when the officers are in
I think technology is great BUT it must never be the last word in police work.
After all, it is ONLY a tool among many available options. I think that a trial
period should be considered to weed out the obvious shortcomings of this
continuous surveillance capability. How long does the officer wear this camera
during his shift? Who activates the camera "on or off"? What would be
considered official recording for the officer versus private conversations? Can
the officer delete content? How long will the Police Department be required to
keep archived videos and at what cost? What are the benefits versus the
downside of the constant surveillance. Are their liabilities or unintended
consequences for the non-stop recording? Good luck in balancing this new
technology in your daily police works?
Do they have to be Oakley's? Really....
Body cameras were just purchased for the Park Service Rangers at Grand Canyon
NP. The ones they use, however, are worn on the officer's uniform and
record in full HD. New technology is definitely capable of producing better
accountability withing law enforcement and should help save thousands in court
I think it's a great idea, and the glasses cam in the picture looks to be
the Looxcie brand. Not HD quality, but I'd say enough for accountability.
Be thankful the PD isn't asking for GoPro camera gear.