Testing Body Cameras Case Study
They projected that expense for the first year would be about $212,300, which includes equipment, officer training, and data storage. The tab for each subsequent year was projected at about $123,150 (Alfonso). There have also been suggestions for how to pay for body cameras. Once suggestion appeared in The Chicago Tribune (a daily news reporting company). Illinois lawmakers are pushing a plan to add a $5 fee into traffic tickets to pay for the equipment. While this may sound like a little amount, a little goes a long way. There are ways through where body cameras could be funded.
So, what are the laws or policies on body cameras? There still is no official laws enforcing every police officer to wear a body camera, but it seems like there soon will be. According to Josh Hicks, the Baltimore district requires officers to confirm with the dispatcher that cameras are switched on before they respond to a call when they encounter the public. Personally, I think it is a good idea to ensure that police officers have their body cameras on when they encounter the public; however, the problem with this method is that it can slow down the