Additional MPD Body Camera Round Tables Scheduled

by Safety Connection

Update 2-23-22: Due to a scheduling change, MPD will now only be offering the February 24th discussion.

The Madison Police Department is hosting a series of round table discussions to talk about the impact that body-worn cameras have on policing. You’re invited to participate in two upcoming virtual gatherings to learn more:

  • Panasonic Round Table on Body-Worn Cameras: Feb. 24 from 6:30 to 8pm – Register here
  • Panasonic Round Table on Body-Worn Cameras: March 3 from 6:30 to 8pm – Register here

Registered guests will be sent a Zoom link at a later date.

Axon and Panasonic are considered experts in body-worn technology. On Thursday Feb. 10, members of the public and city leaders participated in a “Share the Table” program with representatives from Axon and the Madison Police Department.

These programs are designed to build mutual understanding about the use of technology in law enforcement. Guests looked at case studies and research and engaged in honest and facilitated discussions about body-worn cameras.

Patrol officers and department leadership will also participate in the upcoming gatherings. They’ll share how these cameras will directly impact their work and answer any questions participants may have about this technology. Body-worn cameras help hold officers accountable for wrongdoings and could save a lot of time during investigations.

A proposed one-year pilot program calls for 48 body cameras for officers in MPD’s North District. The Madison Common Council approved $83,000 in its 2021 capital budget, but city leaders have yet to approve the program.

Please attend these meetings! Show your support, ask your questions, and learn more about this important 21st century policing tool.

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