Body Cameras Project
The San Jose Police Department is committed to outfitting its officers with body worn cameras (BWC). In January 2014, the Department formed the BWC Committee, consisting of community members, Department members and the police union. The Department's BWC Policy, is available online and resulted from research as well as internal and external feedback and discussion. Ongoing feedback will help shape future revisions of the BWC Policy.
The Body Worn Camera Administrative Unit began training and deployment in July 2016. As of September 1st, our Unit has achieved over 50% of its targeted training goal. With current staffing, we at the BWC Administrative Unit expect to be fully deployed within six months.
As we encounter new information along the way with regard to hardware, establishing best practices and policy, we will continue to evolve and bring you the best Body Worn Camera Program possible. We also continue to monitor pending BWC legislation and expect to re-visit the BWC policy for possible revisions after six months of deployment.
The Department will continue to update this web page with any project milestones, policy changes as well as relative legislation that affects the program. To increase your awareness of body cameras, please review the BWC resources and provide feedback via our surveys.
Please refer any questions directly to your Body Worn Camera Project Team.
Your opinion matters.
- Inside SJPD: Body Worn Cameras - Eyes On The Police And Public
- Body-Worn Camera Program Executive Summary
- Body Worn Camera Video
- Body Camera Policy:
- Take our - We welcome your feedback.
- If you've already had a personal opportunity to interact with one of our body camera-equipped officers, please take this and offer your feedback about your experience.