Broomfield Police Department has selected a body-worn camera (BWC) program!
After an extensive review process, Broomfield has selected Taser's Axon 2 for its equipment, which will be delivered by the end of 2017. Broomfield promotes professional partnerships in respectful, innovative ways, and the BWC will be a continuation of our ongoing efforts to build trust and transparency with the community.
The evaluation process encompassed testing four models of BWCs by 12 patrol officers and six detention officers. Each model was tested for a one-week period. Moving forward, officers will be trained in the use of the body cameras, including when to record (criminal investigations, traffic contacts, custodial matters, and citizen complaints or concerns) and when not to record (First Amendment protected speech, association, religion or medical privacy matters).
Starting in 2018, the public will begin to encounter officers wearing and using body cameras in the course of their daily duties. The cameras will be worn on the front of the officers' uniforms in direct view of the public.