#NOPD Body Worn Cameras


The New Orleans Police Department has been on the cutting edge of the body worn camera movement in law enforcement.  As such, the policies that were developed here in New Orleans were not based on the myriad of experiences of other departments around the country.  On the contrary, the NOPD’s policies were looked at and adopted by other departments which were new to the BWC game.  There was a national FOP BWC Committee whose goal was to develop a model “best practice” policy, and the resultant policy closely resembled the policy of the New Orleans Police Department.

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