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South Tucson 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 South Tucson Police Department
Location South Tucson, AZ
Technology Body-worn Cameras
Vendor Axon

Meeting minutes from the South Tuscon City Council show that South Tucson Police Department received funding from the Tohono O’Odham Nation to purchase body-worn cameras for all its officers in 2015. As of a 2018 meeting, the police continued to use the cameras and sought grant funding for a new server to store body camera footage and other digital evidence.

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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