October 1, 2020
PRINCETON, NJ (MERCER)–As many area police departments have already started wearing body cameras Princeton Police Department starts today.
Beginning October 1, 2020 Princeton Police officers will begin wearing body worn cameras on patrol. In addition to having in-car video cameras in their patrol vehicles, officers will be equipped with the Axon 3 Body Camera. It functions as a camera and DVR combination to collect video evidence.
The Princeton Police Department’s goals and objectives in deploying body worn cameras are the accurate documentation of infractions between our officers and members of the public, arrests, and other critical incidents. The use of the cameras increases transparency and also provides and opportunity to capture the good work that the police officers do on a daily basis. Additionally, this equipment will enable department supervisors and administrators to conduct periodic reviews of officer-citizen contacts, for quality control purposes and will aid in the investigation of citizen complaints.
“The implementation of body worn cameras is an example of the police department’s commitment to being transparent with our community. Additionally, the officers of the Princeton Police Department have embraced the use of the cameras and understand their need in policing today.” stated Captain Christopher Morgan.
The officer’s use of the body work cameras will follow the guidelines issued by the New Jersey Attorney General and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, along with the polices set by the Princeton Police Department.