On-officer cameras tested by Riley County Police

Courtesy: Taser International
Courtesy: Taser International

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Officials with the Riley County Police Department have announced a testing phase that will bring new technology to Riley County. Several officers will begin on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, a trial phase of on-officer camera use with the department selecting the TASER International brand AXON Flex On-Officer camera for field testing.

“The TASER AXON Flex On-Officer camera is a great tool for both officer safety and public relations. The use of this technology is really exciting and has the potential to provide a little more clarity in situations where officers and citizen accounts differ. It should have significant benefits in terms of officer and public wellbeing.” –Public Information Officer Matthew Droge.

Beginning in mid-2013, the Riley County Police Department began researching on-officer cameras and settled on testing the TASER International brand AXON Flex eye-glass mounted camera in early 2014. This technology will be assigned to four officers currently in the Patrol Division. One camera will be assigned to a foot patrol officer in the Aggieville Business District and the other three will be assigned to each of the department’s patrol shifts.

The field trial is expected to last approximately two months, after which the agency will review the results and determine the next course of action. View video here: http://embed.vidyard.com/share/zqiw5Yw__CwQJ0DtjVt1VQ

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