Scottsdale Police Are Going High-Def
Police units around the country are promoting the use of car dash and body cameras to record their actions. The Scottsdale police department has been employing these methods for years, but now, they’re boosting their efforts by going high-def.
Why Cameras Are Needed
The body cameras that the Scottsdale police currently use sit on each officer’s chest and record only low-quality video. The images are usually blurry and grainy; and the audio doesn’t come through clearly either.
The cameras that will now be used are Avon Flex 2s. They can be placed on an officer’s shoulder or sunglasses. This allows the camera to get a wider angle, showing more of the action. And they will show action. Recording only in high-definition, any video taken will be clearer and saved in a much higher-quality format.
All videos will automatically be uploaded to a cloud service that has encrypted coding for security purposes. All officers will be required to turn the cameras on during every stop or call. Every Scottsdale officer will have a new camera by the end of 2017, as the upgrade also includes 60 more cameras than currently in use now.
Can Body Cameras Help You?
Knowing that everything is being recorded can make things safer for everyone involved, both police officers and the members of the public.
At Breyer Law Offices, P.C., we also realize that dash and body cameras have other important uses—in personal injury cases. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a car accident, contact us today at (602) 267-1280. We can work with the police department and officers at the scene of your accident, and find out if they have recorded any vital evidence for your case. Then, we can help you fight for any compensation you deserve from the at-fault driver.