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Vancouver Police Department to test more body and vehicle cameras

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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The Vancouver Police Department will begin the second testing and evaluation pilot for a body and vehicle camera platform Monday, which is expected to last 30 to 60 days.

Five officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras, and five vehicles will be equipped with front-facing and rear-passenger compartment cameras, the department said in a news release Thursday.

In December, the police department ended the first testing and evaluation of a camera platform. It then developed a revised request for proposal, which included additional operational needs and federal grant terms and conditions. The city of Vancouver is anticipating a $1.5 million federal grant award this fall to fund the purchase, the news release states.

Once this pilot is completed, the Request for Proposal committee, which includes two community members and representatives from the city attorney’s office, police department and city’s Information Technology Department, will meet to complete the process.

More information on the Vancouver police camera study can be found at www.cityofvancouver.us/police/page/vancouver-police-camera-study.

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