Beginning in the latter part of April 2016 all uniformed Town of Boonton Police Officers in the Patrol Division will be utilizing Body Worn Cameras (BWC).
It is the policy of the Town of Boonton Police Department to utilize BWC’s to assist our personnel in the performance of their duties by proving an accurate and unbiased recorded account of an incident and to maintain the necessary safeguards that will ensure the non-discriminating use as well as proper preservation of evidence that may be obtained through use of this technology. The BWC’s will supplement our Mobile Video Recorders (MVR) already deployed in all of our marked patrol cars by providing yet an additional perspective of a situation, with each camera system now able to potentially capture parts of an incident scene that the other may not have been able to standing alone.
BWC’s can assist in providing a clear and unbiased recorded account that protect both citizens, as well as the officers.
Below are pictures of what the wearable video/audio recorder looks like, and where on the officer this recorder is located. The BWC will be located in the center of the Officer's chest, on the exterior of his/her uniform, as shown below. The wearable video/audio recorder also has a bright green bar visible on the front of the unit showing when the recorder is active.