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Gainesville Police Department: Body-worn Cameras

Axon-brand body-worn camera laying on a table
An example of an Axon body-worn camera.
Credit: City of Lafayette, IN
Agency Gainesville Police Department
Location Gainesville, FL
Technology Body-worn Cameras
Vendor Axon

In 2018, the Gainsville City Comission approved a $609,972 contract between the Gainsville Police Department and Axon. The department was supplied with 190 Tasers, 107 body cameras, and 107 signal units for patrol vehicles.

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Many law enforcement agencies require officers to attach body-worn cameras to their chests or shoulders to capture interactions with suspects and the public. Some cameras stream live and can be combined with face recognition technology.

Axon-brand body-worn camera laying on a table
An example of an Axon body-worn camera.
Credit: City of Lafayette, IN