Tuesday, November 14, 2017

WCSO Implements Body Worn Cameras

Sheriff Implements Body Worn Cameras
The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the implementation of a Body Worn Camera Pilot Program for agency personnel. This program is guided by a policy that incorporates the best practices of the departments around the state that are successfully utilizing this tool. The objectives of the Body Worn Cameras are to enhance deputy safety, facilitate evidentiary integrity, acquire audio and visual information, enhance courtroom testimony proceedings and assist with internal inquiries. The Body Worn Cameras may also be useful in capturing events such as demonstrations and civil disorder and may be utilized to provide impartial basis for self-critiques, field evaluations and recruit deputy training.
Body Worn Camera Technology has been tested and utilized for nearly a decade throughout the U.S. Over the past year, there is an increasing interest in the use of body cameras by police. The use of body-worn cameras has become the accepted “best practice” for the law enforcement community as well as the public.
A great deal of research has been done the use of BWCs by Police. Some of the findings include:
· Strengthening police/community relationships through increased accountability, transparency and trust
· Providing better documentation of evidence, which is more objective, accurate and reliable.
· De-Escalating confrontations between deputies and members of the public.
· Aiding in the training of deputies to strengthen and improve deputy performance and ultimately increase police officer safety.
On July 1, 2015, the Maryland legislature enacted legislation to permit law enforcement agencies to develop and implement Body Worn Camera Pilot Programs so that police officers could begin wearing these recording devices. Recognizing that we are law enforcement professionals, representing a variety of criminal justice disciplines, we saw a need to participate in this pilot program to better serve the public. Please be assured of our continued dedication to service as we strive to improve the quality of life for all citizens of Wicomico County.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lieutenant Rich Wiersberg at 410-548-4891.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Protection from thugs and Snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

Good! The blacks in the inner cities are hating these cameras. They can't lie anymore and holler police brutality or nonsense like Michael Brown was running AWAY with his HANDS UP when he got shot by the officer. When a race is overwhelmingly dishonest something like this has to be done. And before anyone tries to argue this point let me set you straight. Like 80-90 percent of blacks support and are proud of Obama. When you approve of Obama it only proves one thing-you yourself are the worst of the worse-as immoral as they come because good honest people do NOT EVER support a liar like Obama. He lied pathologically and only garbage approves of him.

Anonymous said...

I see all these UNSOLVED murders in the county WTF these cops especially SPD need to wake the FUCK UP.

Anonymous said...

Obastard and the Dems want a race war in America and the assholes will get thrashed within 3 days.

Anonymous said...

Took 2 years to get them how much did the county pay for each one $2500 $3000 ? What a fn joke

Anonymous said...

Thugs in dabury ain't gonna like this.

Anonymous said...

It's worth it 1:59. If they protect one officer from being accused of something by some garbage thug or their gross family looking to hit the ghetto lottery then they are more then worth it. We all know black lives do not matter unless the liars can attach something racial to the death.

Anonymous said...

JT,

More breaking news please, and forget about unsolved cases from years ago.

BTW - have you heard about Alex Azar, the younger?

Anonymous said...

They should have accepted recommendations when their insurance (LGIT) company was willing to match up to $25,000 about four or five years ago.

Anonymous said...

They should have accepted recommendations when their insurance (LGIT) company was willing to match up to $25,000 about four or five years ago.

Anonymous said...

There was a shooting the middle of the street in Snow Hill in October, and we haven't heard a peep about it since... what's going on here?