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Departmental policies are key to police officers’ decisions to activate body cameras

Newswise – Body worn cameras (BWCs) are becoming increasingly common in US police departments, but we know little about their use in the field, including factors related to whether and why police activate them. A new study examined the prevalence and links of activation of body-mountable cameras in Phoenix, Arizona. The study found that department …

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Body cams and live streaming bring search and rescue to the next generation

Newswise – New digital tools developed and tested at Simon Fraser University have the potential to revolutionize search and rescue efforts in the wild. Developed at the SFU School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), RescueCASTR equips rescuers with 360-degree body cameras that send videos and images directly to a central command location. Visiting researcher …

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