Prince George’s to Equip Patrol Officers with Body Cameras

Prince George's County SealPrince George’s County Police Chief has announced plans to equip all uniformed patrol officers with body cameras by the end of the year.

From WTOP:

That would involve equipping about 900 patrol officers with the cameras, [Police Chief Hank] Stawinski said.

That’s up from the 80 officers currently wearing the cameras as part of a pilot program. The department has a total of more than 1,500 sworn officers.

The Prince George’s County Sheriff’s Office also hopes to increase the number of cameras in use from 25 to 140 by the end of the year. Those cameras would be used for positions that involve interactions with citizens in “enforcement-type” activities, said Sheriff Melvin High.

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Prince George’s County patrol officers to get body cameras by year’s end (WTOP)