Friday, October 17, 2014

Cameras

Once video is issued to all patrol officers, what happens when the video does not work?  Machines break, things wear out, patrol is a tough job and things get wet and jostled around.  If your video camera does not work do you sit inside the station for the shift?

What happens when we find out that a camera mounted on the front shirt of the officer is not enough to document everything that happens?  Do we add a second camera on top of their head?  How about one with low light abilities?

Maybe every officer should be surrounded by three or four or more cameras showing everything around him.  How about if we have drones fly over the police all the time, looking down on them, broadcasting everything they do in real time back headquarters?  Then the supervisor could sit in his office and see everything that goes on and direct his officers from the comfort of the dispatch center.  Certainly greater situational awareness is a good thing, but how far do we go?  At one time just mounting a car in the front of the  police car was considered enough; that's what the SGT Says.

2 comments:

Protect_and_Serve said...

What happened to taking the Officer's word over the criminal's?

Mike Creek said...

Too many officers failing to tell the truth have hurt all of us. Too many "activists" who only believe the criminals.
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