Honolulu Police Department calling its launch of body cameras a success
The Honolulu Police Department is calling its launch of body cameras a success.
The Department started using them in August of last year, and this week they handed out 300 more cameras.
The goal was to have every officer equipped with one by August of 2020 but that's changed.
"Due to the fact that our current roll out has been pretty successful to tell you the truth, we want to compress that so that we have all of our officers outfitted with cameras by the end of this year, December 2019," Major Rade Vanic, HPD Information Technology Division Commander said.
Officers are required to turn on cameras each time they initiate a police enforcement encounter, and for every case throughout the duration of their shift. So far, they've captured 2,700 videos.