In July of 2018, the Madison Police Department was proud to join the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies that deployed body-worn video cameras on police officers. The cameras will be used in accordance with the guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General and the directive issued by the Morris County Prosecutors Office. Our agency wants this new technology to enhance and improve our relationship with you.
Effective policing is achieved through strong partnerships with all of you and all of our citizens. Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage is similar to footage from a cell phone camera. BWCs will be mounted to an officer’s uniform. The cameras will point away from the officer and will capture images in the camera’s field of vision. Citizens who interact with police officers will be recorded on body camera footage.
In 2022, the Madison Police Department received new cameras, purchased through an $85,000 Body Camera Grant from the NJ Office Of The Attorney General, which will replace the cameras that were purchased in 2018.
Body Cameras are proven to:
- Improve transparency among Public Safety
- Enhance Accountability and Trust
- Reduce Complaints against Officers
- Make prosecutions more efficient & effective
NJ Attorney General Guideline 2022
Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure