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Policy 446  Mobile Video and Body-Worn Camera

As a  proactive and transparent police agency, the December 5, 2016 adoption of the mobile video and body-worn camera procedures paves the way for 21st Century Policing in the Hastings Police Department. After two years of research and testing, we anticipate equipping all of its patrol staff with body-worn cameras in 2017.  Our department spent the last nine months piloting eight cameras and with approval of the 2017 budget, will be adding fifteen more.  I am confident that we have done our due diligence during the research and testing phase and are well-aligned with best practices as we implement this latest technology.