Advantages of Using Police Body Cameras

Police officers and civilians both behave differently when they know they’re being recorded, and that’s one reason among many that video footage used in policing is beneficial.  With the rise of police misconduct in the news, the public might be under the false assumption that officers of the law do not want their actions recorded.  The truth is that officers who follow procedure during arrests — the ‘good cops’ — want video coverage.  Body cameras provide unbiased evidence of what transpires in policing.  They have the power to exonerate the good cops and to condemn the bad ones.

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But how do these advantages play out in your role as a cop?  How does this technology function to improve policing?

Resolution

Let’s start with how the footage is rendered.  Body cameras are equipped with sensors that have resolutions as low as 16 and as high as 34, and even at the low end this is adequate to capture an accurate depiction of the events.  Accuracy in evidence gathering is what’s most important.

In addition, an optimal resolution will allow you to make the most of the camera’s 140-degree wide angle lens.  If something is happening in the periphery of the camera or at a distance, that resolution will allow you to zoom in and inspect the footage in close detail.  This could present the evidence that breaks a case open.

Being able to capture snapshots while video is recording is a plus when an officer has the intention of photographing someone or something.  It’s handy to have this camera at your disposal.

 

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Storage Capacity

One concern with body cameras could be the belief that they impede policing, but that fear is quickly allayed when you hold one: they are less than 6 oz and fit comfortably in the hand.  But would an officer have to break from his routine to repeatedly upload content from his camera or switch to a fresh camera during a shift?

With storage capacities of 16, 32 or 64 gigabytes, this isn’t likely.  On the smaller side, the 16g unit records up to five hours of footage, and on larger side of the spectrum, the 64g records up to nine hours.

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File Transfer

The data collected by the body camera is kept secure by data protection software.  Furthermore, the video files are password protected in-camera.  Once a shift is over, the data from the unit can be transferred via a USB cable to computer (body cameras are available in Windows or Mac formats).  This technology helps to maintain the integrity of the footage.

Charging

The police body camera docking station serves as a central hub for charging police body cameras and for data uploading.  The station, which can hold up to eight cameras, charges them to full capacity in four hours.

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