Albany officers to test body cameras from different vendors

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Albany Police Department says officers will begin testing body cameras from different vendors next month.

The department says 20 officers test cameras from four different vendors to aid the committee in determining which vendor will best meet the needs of the police department and the community.

The officers will be split into two groups of 10 officers where each will test one of the two vendor’s cameras for three weeks. After those three weeks, the groups will switch cameras for another three weeks of testing.

According to the department, once the other two of the four vendors delivers its cameras, the same process will begin until all of the four cameras have been tested.

Read the Body Camera Draft Policy.

Public input will be sought after the specific camera vendor is chosen. The other aspects of the policy will be developed with further public input.

The public can comment on the draft policy by visiting the department’s blog.

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