It is becoming more important for law enforcement officers (LEOs) to have video recordings of civilian contacts recorded from their own perspectives. Many times critical incidents happen out of range of the vehicle cameras. Just like most things in life, technology has found a way to make advancements in everything we do. Advancements in law enforcement are of no exception. Technology has put cameras in squad cars and now on our officers, but unlike vehicle-mounted cameras, the body-worn cameras travel with officers. Both law enforcement and civil rights advocates are excited by the potential benefits of body worn cameras to improve community policing and safety. There are many benefits for both citizens and law enforcement officials if body
Recently there has been a surge of suspected police brutality in our community. Tension is building between citizens and our police officers. So in response, I propose that we institute body cameras for our police force. Now, I know that there may be some issues with citizens saying that it will only cause more tension for the citizens. I have heard the argument that it will cause people to self-censor even though they have nothing to hide. But to that I say that as long as you truly have nothing to hide, then nothing will change for you. You can continue to go throughout your day as a prime example of a citizen.
Although officers claim they aren’t as unprofessional as everyone says, many people beg to differ. A lot of people have evidence on how they were mistreated, and how the officers weren’t at all professional. Others have been killed and seriously injured, but the idea is still up in the air after several years. To protect themselves, and others around them, police officers should be forced to wear body cameras while they’re in a case or are talking to a suspect while on duty. Having to wear body cameras would be a positive way to help the authorities to see the truth better than just having to listen to the voice recorder.
Now there is two possible outcomes, there was police misconduct and abuse of power, or the police officer did everything correctly and by the book. Either way there needs to be something that can protect the public from police misconduct and also protect law enforcement from dealing with false accusations that can tarnish their reputation. That is why body worn cameras need to be mandatory for all police officers to wear because it protects the public and the police officers that are wearing them. A couple positive outcomes police officers wearing body cameras is how they can lower police officers misuse of authority and also lower false complaints against officers as well. These are two
Have you ever seen a police officer wearing a body camera? If you did, you are one of a kind, we are still debating if the police should wear them. The video recordings from body cameras provide valuable evidence while raising high concerns of privacy. The recordings cameras provide are valuable when police and civilian witness differ. I believe that police officers should wear body cameras for two important reasons.
Police officers should wear body cameras, because the use of body cameras should both reduce the use of force and lessen the need and the opportunity to lie about it. Also video footage from the body cameras will provide police superiors with a potent tool for reliable supervision, debriefing and discipling, enabling them to commend the good. First,
The Effectiveness of Police Body Cameras Since the shooting of Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri, police violence has brought about the idea of police body cameras. (Ferguson unrest: From shooting to nationwide protests) Body cameras are small cameras that clip on to an officer 's uniform or are worn as a headset, and record audio and video of the officer 's interactions with the public. (Toliver, Equipment and Technology Research on Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement) This means that all actions between police officers and surrounding people are recorded as they happen.
Crimes and Body Cameras In the past couples of years, especially the last two, the shootings of civilians by Police Officers has risen tremendously causing many riot outbreaks with the suspicions of racism. Ordinary people in society are not aware of the split second decisions officers have to make in the heat of a moment with an individual who doesn’t cooperate. With the recent shootings, many officers have been fired and dismissed without pay for the shootings to be investigated. In many cases, it’s the officers’ word against the suspects due to the lack of evidence in the quick decision moments.
Police should use body cameras so both the officers and citizens have better interactions with each other and can restore public trust towards the police. When people are in front of a camera they act much more civilized, which lowers police brutality and complaints from the public. By releasing camera footage to the public, public trust in the police can be restored without intruding on people's private lives. Not to mention, they provide extra security for both the civilians and the police.
Many people suggest that body cameras on police officers are effective in a robust way but that is not always the case. Police body cameras cause multiple issues not only for the public but for the officers themselves as well. The negative outcomes out these cameras being put to use on officers outweigh the positives. Many more problems occur when officers using this equipment.
Many people suggest that body cameras on police officers are effective in a robust way, but that is not always the case. Police body cameras cause multiple issues not only for the public, but for the officers themselves as well. The negative outcomes out these cameras being put to use on officers outweigh the positives. Many more problems occur when officers using this equipment.
I believe that police officers should have to wear body cameras, have them turned on at all times while on the job, and be required to show the footage (unedited) to the public whenever it is wanted or needed. When most people hear that a crime was committed, they think “I wonder what that criminal did.” But what if the wrongdoing was from the officer? If an officer had done something unlawful, most people would want to know about it. Sure, there have been many reports on law enforcement not using the correct protocol when dealing with a situation.
In the final analysis, police should be required to wear body cameras. Once they wear the camera it ensures accountability in the community, provides visual evidence in court and prevents violence. Everyone in communities have encounters with police whether it be criminal related or not. These cameras make the bond between civilians and officers much more stronger which will be a benefit to everyone. A way you could help is to get your community aware about these new devices and encourage that the use of them will help and be beneficial.