As many of you may be aware, the Riley County Police Department will be launching 11 body-worn cameras in November of this year (2014). This decision comes after over a year of research as well as a successful field test, which we conducted this past summer. RCPD prides itself on our transparency to the public and with that said we have taken great time and consideration in gathering information ahead of time. This information will be included on this dedicated page of our website. We hope that most, if not all, of your questions about this program can be answered here.
While we believe that the use of these cameras will significantly benefit both the community and our officers, we know that no technology is a perfect answer to all situations. Body-worn cameras have limitations, however we believe that in the end the community and the officers who work to improve the quality of life here will benefit from their use.
Below you will find a launch video that was created by employees of the Riley County Police Department as well as documentation on the equipment we will be using as well as our procedures for hitting record.
On behalf of the men and women of the Riley County Police Department, I would like to thank you for your continued support.
Riley County Police Department Director