AN ESTIMATED 32 PERCENT OF LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS WERE USING BODY-WORN CAMERAS IN 2013 – BJS.Gov

An estimated 32 percent of local police departments provided at least some officers with body-worn cameras and 6 percent provided at least some officers with weapon-attached cameras in 2013, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. As this was the first time that the BJS Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey asked about body-worn and weapon-attached cameras, no trend data are available. (read more)

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