Body Cameras

About

The Cody Police Department employees will utilize a $50,000 federal grant to implement an integrated body-worn camera system that enhances police-community interactions, builds continual trust, and demonstrates the Department’s commitment to transparency. 

The body-worn cameras will document community-minded policing that officers engage in daily. The integrated camera system will increase the effectiveness of judicial processes through accurate, high-quality audio and video documentation.

Community involvement will be crucial in developing a body-worn camera policy that builds on the existing positive relationship between police and community members. Citizen engagement tools will include community surveys, public forums, and social media.


Goals

  1. Enhance the welfare and safety of Cody Police officers and Cody citizens.

  2. Improve the effectiveness of judicial processes through audio and video documentation of interactions between officers, citizens, offenders, and witnesses.

  3. Reduce the frequency of officer complaints and potential liability claims.

  4. Improve the public perception of the Cody Police Department's operational transparency.

  5. Establish a long-term body-worn camera program that remains financially sustainable, technologically current, and operationally effective.