ROBESON TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPL0Y BODY WORN CAMERAS
Beginning Friday, April 2nd, 2021, Robeson Township police officers will be wearing body worn cameras on patrol. Police Officers will wear the camera near or at the center of their chest, on the outer most layer of clothing.
The Robeson Township Police Department’s use of body worn video camera will be a valuable tool in accurately documenting events, actions, conditions and statements, made during the officer's daily shifts. Body cameras are a valuable asset intended to assist Robeson's officers in the prosecution of certain offenders by augmenting an officer’s testimony with a video/audio record of the incident. Although it doesn’t capture everything the officer sees, it will be beneficial for court and will document a clearer picture of what happened during an incident. The use of the cameras increases transparency and also provides an opportunity to capture the good work that the police officers perform on a daily basis. Additionally, this equipment will enable department administrators to conduct periodic reviews of officer-citizen contacts, for quality control purposes and will aid in the investigation of citizen complaints.
Robeson's Body Worn Camera project was entirely funded by two donations from two Robeson Township couples in addition to a grant from the Kyle Pagerly Memorial Fund, https://bccf.org/funds/kyle-pagerly/.