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As part of the Santa Cruz  Police Department’s mission and commitment to enhancing accountability, openness, and transparency, SCPD is preparing to purchase body-worn cameras for our police officers. This informational web page provides community awareness about the program.IMG_1676

The Department is taking significant steps to plan for the Body- Worn Camera program, including extensive research on equipment, data management, policies, and community involvement. SCPD  worked on a policy that directs the use of body-worn cameras by its personnel over the last several months.  

We included critical departments within the City representing information technology, budget, and law.  Our collaborations also include external partnerships with the District Attorney's Office, Public Defender, and Chief's Advisory Committee.

SCPD invites the community to view and comment on the draft manual used for training and implementation of the Body-Worn Camera program. 

 • Body Worn Camera Policy                                                               

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• Body-Worn Camera SCPD Updates To Council and Public Safety Committee
-21st Century Policing Presentation, Dec 2016
-SCPD Activity Report Mar 2017
-FY 2018 Proposed Budget
-SCPD Activity Report May 2017

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