MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Township police officers will begin wearing body cameras this week, Police Chief Mark DiCarlo announced Wednesday.
This is only a pilot program; however, the department has full intention of equipping all of their patrol officers with the device, DiCarlo said.
The department currently has 6 body worn cameras that will be assigned to patrol officers on a rotating basis for them to become efficient and confident with its use. As funding becomes available, the department will purchase more, DiCarlo said.
The body worn cameras will record audio and visually and will be located on the officer’s torso area. The officers will be wearing the WatchGuard Body Worn Camera device, which fully conforms with the requirements established by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, DiCarlo said.
“I fully believe in and support the hard work and professionalism of my police officers. The implementation of this program will only enhance our professionalism and bring further transparency of the Morris Township Police Department to the public,” DiCarlo said.