The Winter Park Police Department is rolling out body cameras for its officers.
The department made the decision to adopt body cameras in 2017 but only recently were awarded the funds by City Council to purchase the equipment, with a budget of $92,000 which helped pay for a new updated server to store the footage. They are currently training their officers and handing out the cameras.
All detectives, patrol officers, and school resource officers will be required to wear the equipment. Officers were scheduled to begin using the cameras on June 5 but were delayed due to COVID-19-delayed shipping issues.
Body cameras are good for everyone – police, members of the public, and attorneys on both sides. Thank you, Winter Park Police Department, for outfitting your officers with body cams.