In the News: Lantern TV – OSUPD outfitted with body-worn cameras

The Ohio State University Police Division launched a body-worn camera program in December 2016, outfitting all campus police officers and first-line supervisors. OSUPD now has another tool to assist in evidence collection and to help law enforcement enhance safety.

“I think there’s a lot of things that we see as police officers that cannot be explained in words,” OSUPD Officer Joanna Shaul told The Lantern TV. “Pictures are worth a thousand words, and a video is worth millions.”

The full implementation follows OSUPD’s pilot program, launched in 2014, that included the use seven body-worn cameras. The new devices attach to the upper abdomen/chest of officers, capturing both video and audio. 

Learn more about the program and how OSUPD continues to make the safety of the campus community its number one priority, by watching The Lantern TV’s news story.

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