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Delaware State Police Launch Body Camera Pilot Program

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DOVER, Del.- Delaware State Police have officially begun a pilot program using video cameras attached to trooper uniforms.

DSP Sgt. Richard Bratz said Thursday that 25 trained troopers throughout the state of Delaware will have body-worn video cameras while they are on duty. This is part of the initial steps in the feasibility study to evaluate different camera types, mounting styles, evidence management and data storage solutions, according to Bratz.
 
“Conducting a body-worn camera pilot project will provide the Delaware State Police with a great opportunity to evaluate the impact of body-worn cameras on Troopers and on the community," said Col. Nathaniel McQueen Jr., DSP superintendent.  "It will also provide an excellent opportunity to evaluate the different types of technology, evidence management, data storage available and to finalize a uniformed body-worn camera policy. The pilot program will also enable Delaware State Police to determine how best to implement a permanent body-worn camera program.”
 
As with the current in-car camera system which has been in use for over a decade, Bratz said the implementation of body worn cameras seeks to enhance transparency, accountability, maintain public trust and advance public safety for law enforcement officers and the communities they serve.
 

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