Do Body Cameras Lead to Better Security?

With the increasing amount of reports of police brutality, many police agencies throughout the U.S. are exploring the use of body-worn cameras on officers. According to experts, an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 police departments out of the 18,000 nationwide have already implemented the use of body cameras. Despite the many benefits, some departments have warned that there are many additional factors that need to be considered, especially costs of labor and data storage in regards to the resources necessary to manage all of the hours of video footage obtained. Not only in regards to costs, but agencies also predict a number of unintended consequences that come along with those benefits, which some departments argue will only get worse as technology becomes more widely implemented. Because of the growing national interest in police brutality, the issue of the cameras leading to more scrutiny of police officers has become a major concern for many agencies. As of March, lawmakers in 29 states have introduced various legislative bills focusing on the use of body cameras in law enforcement agencies. The debate on whether or not the use of cameras force officers to behave better, or have an influence on the cooperativeness of citizens once the cameras are noticed is an issue that has left many undecided. As more agencies gain interest in implementing such technologies, whether or not the costs outweigh the benefits, is a factor that police agencies need to examine. With the constant advancement of newer technologies, the demand, as well as the capabilities are only expected to increase. For the security services to guarantee your company’s protection, Taino Consulting Group offers a multitude of services, from emergency management to hardware installation, to meet your business’ needs. To learn more information, contact