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Feb 01, 2017

Sheriff’s Officers Equipped with Body-Worn Cameras

On January 12, Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden announced that 30 body-worn cameras (BWC) had been issued to the sheriff’s officers of the criminal fugitive warrants section in the Law Enforcement Division. The cameras were purchased through a grant provided by the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General’s Department of Law and Public Safety, and administered by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

“These body-worn cameras will build upon the public trust and enhance the safety of the residents we serve throughout Monmouth County,” said Sheriff Golden. “In addition, the BWCs are able to hold all accountable at a scene, capture quality evidence, recognize officer behavior, and decrease complaints filed against members of law enforcement.”

The BWCs are clipped onto the front of an officer’s uniform. The officers utilizing the equipment have been trained on the electronic recording technology, which includes video and audio of an incident. The sheriff’s office meets the directives and standards established by the New Jersey Attorney General guidelines for police BWCs and retention.

Sheriff Golden explained, “The BWCs are another step and innovative approach toward building ties and strengthening the trust among law enforcement and communities.”