|1/1/2021 2:44:00 PM|
Wyoming P.D. have bodyworn cameras now
Wyoming Police have bodyworn cameras on the street. The department wasted no time getting the set of 10 cameras and supportive equipment activated, once the city had gone through the legal steps required by the state to implement bodyworn cameras in law enforcement. Uniformed officers with Wyoming P.D. and Lakes Area Police, along with the sheriff’s office, are now using bodyworn cameras
The Hallberg Family Foundation was instrumental in getting the camera program operational with a $21,000 donation for the effort.
Wyoming held the required public hearing in November and the subsequent bodyworn camera policy that came out of the process is posted on the city website. Bodyworn camera data is very restricted and the agency involved in use of the devices needs to have written regulations for all aspects of the program. There must be policy guiding use of the devices, storage of the data and rules for access to the images and recordings.
Public Safety Director and Chief of Police Paul Hoppe said everybody in the police department who was slated to receive the audio and visual recording device got one.