Vancouver Police Department to install cameras in all patrol cars
VANCOUVER Wash. (KPTV) - Beginning Tuesday, the Vancouver Police Department will begin installing cameras in all of its patrol cars, as well as several detective cars.
In total, about 120 police vehicles will have cameras, including front-facing and rear passenger cameras.
The dashcams come about seven months after the department issued body worn cameras to all sworn officers.
Both the dashcams and the body cams have several ways to be activated to record. There are manual buttons and also automatic triggers too, including sensors in the cars, on the car doors, and on the officers’ gun holster.
All of those triggers will activate the cameras to record, as well as any time the lights are turned on.
The installation is expected to take about four weeks to complete, and is the final phase of the VPD’s camera program.
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