OXFORD, PA — The Oxford Borough Police Department announced that officers are now using WatchGuard vehicle and body-worn cameras.
Officials state that the cameras are the result of a grant to promote transparency and accountability in the department, assess accuracy of the nature of events articulated by officers and community relationships with law enforcement.
The WatchGuard Body Camera is a continuous-operation body camera with advanced communications and recording capabilities that keep police officers connected and evidence secure while in the field.
The WatchGuard In-Car Video System is described as the most deployed in-car video system within U.S. law enforcement, integrating seamlessly with body-worn cameras, automatically uploading recorded events over wireless networks, and making use of high-definition cameras to detect license plates on vehicles during traffic stops.
For many, the purpose of police vehicle and body cameras is to highlight the decision-making process of police officers as they encounter situations. This technology is not specifically intended to change established behaviors. Rather, vehicle and body cameras instead highlight ingrained practices so that each decision can recieve public scrutiny.
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