Body Worn Cameras
One of the OIR recommendations was that the Bellevue Police Department should consider a body-worn camera (BWC) program. The department is currently researching a BWC camera program to outfit officers with the latest technology. The body-worn cameras will improve transparency and protect the public and officers as a third-party eye will capture interactions. As the department develops the body-worn camera policy, it wants to ensure a balance between privacy and the public’s right to know. We encourage your feedback to help guide the policy creation.