NYPD Cameras

Submitted by ub on Thu, 06/30/2016 - 00:54

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) plans to assign approximately 1,000 body-worn cameras to officers in certain precincts throughout the city. This is part of a one-year pilot program to determine whether body-worn cameras can help to encourage lawful and respectful police-citizen interactions and improve both officer and public safety.

The NYPD wants your input into its program!

In order to ensure that the NYPD’s body-worn camera program responds to the interests and concerns of the community it serves, the NYPD has asked the Policing Project at New York University School of Law to gather public input on how the cameras should be used.

Learn about the proposed NYPD policy

Read a brief fact sheet about the proposed policy
Read the full text of the proposed policy
Share your input

There are two ways you can provide your views. You can either fill out a brief questionnaire on the main points in the NYPD proposed policy, or you can upload a full set of your comments (or both).

The comment period will end on July 31.

The Policing Project will prepare a report for the NYPD summarizing all of the comments received. The NYPD then will prepare a public response, explaining how the department adjusted its policy and why.