Body Cameras in Anne Arundel County: For Their Safety and Ours!
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read! We're petitioning to make body cameras not only available but a requirement for our police officers in Anne Arundel County. Why? Because it's been proven to benefit both citizens and officers in their line of duty.
For example The Bureau of Justice Assistance paid for Phoenix Police Department to invest just $500,000 "to purchase, deploy and evaluate police body worn cameras." Then data over the course of implementation was collected and researched found:
1. Officer productivity increased from 9% to 17% when measured in rate of lawful arrest
2. Complaints against officers decreased by 23%, and those filed had video evidence to analyze the situation
3. When officers work with cameras domestic violence cases were more likely to be pursued and result in filed charges
Relations between police and the communities they serve can only be repaired with trust and accountability. This will take much conversation, change and growth, but having objective recollections of interactions can be a start! So please, sign and share, for our county!