Body-Worn Cameras

In early 2016, the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) began the process of implementing its body-worn camera program. To ensure that the CCPD’s body-worn camera policy reflects the interests and concerns of the communities it serves, the CCPD asked the Policing Project at New York University School of Law to assist it in seeking public feedback on the policy.

Between February 1 and March 15, 2016, the Policing Project — working closely with the CCPD and the Mayor’s office — engaged in a comprehensive feedback process. The Policing Project then prepared a report for the CCPD summarizing all of the feedback that it had received.

The CCPD is grateful to all of the Camden residents and organizations that participated in the feedback process and shared their views and recommendations on the proposed policy. After reviewing all of the comments, the CCPD made a number of changes to its draft policy to incorporate the various concerns that individuals expressed.

Click here to read the Final Report on the feedback process, which includes a summary of the comments received and changes made in response. A copy of the final adopted body-worn camera policy is included as an appendix to the report, and also available here.