Across the nation, the use of body worn cameras has become a best practice for police departments.
The Roseville Police Department adopted the use of portable recording systems to accomplish the following objectives:
To enhance accountability and public trust by preserving documentation of officer’s interactions with citizens.
Capture digital audio-video evidence for criminal, civil and traffic-related court cases.
Assist officers with recalling factors or other details captured by the equipment that will help them accurately articulate a chain of events when writing reports.
Be used as a training tool for officer safety and best practices in the Roseville Police Department.
To enhance officer and public safety.
In September 2014, RPD began a rigorous testing period of several makes and models of body worn camera equipment. In 2017, a formal body worn camera policy was drafted, following input from the public. In 2018, body worn cameras were implemented department-wide after RPD received a grant through the United States Bureau of Justice Assistance.