Scott Hoffman, Casper Police Technology Manager, spoke earlier this year at a press conference and said, “We purchased a hundred body-worn cameras and we have 85 in-car units that will be installed.”
This purchase came after Casper PD conducted several months of field tests with three different systems early last year. When Casper Police Officers provided feedback on the various gear, the department found Getac Video was the best fit.
To streamline and automate policework, the Casper Police Department purchased an integrated solution which included ZeroDark™ HD in-car cameras, Getac Body-Worn Camera (BWC), interview room cameras and cloud storage. The in-car cameras are currently being installed in the Casper fleet while the body-worn cameras were deployed last month.
Improved In-Car Cameras
The in-car cameras, located on the front and the back of the vehicles, are an upgrade for the agency which was using cameras bought in 2008, according to Hoffman. Powered by the latest in industry technology, Getac Video’s ZeroDark™ HD in-car cameras’ video quality and speed are a significant improvement on Casper PD’s previous in-car cameras.
The new cameras can be activated manually and also automatically turn on with specific triggers including when officers drive more than 70 mph, open the back door of their cruiser or turn on their light bar. Additionally, the cameras have live geolocation and tagging which allow the command center to monitor activity in real-time and determine what types of activity are common in certain areas.
Introducing Getac Video’s BWCs to Casper
The BWC is a new technology for the Casper Police Department and they are planning to use Getac Video’s cutting-edge solution to keep their officers and the public safe and accountable.
Casper Police Chief Keith McPheeters told Oil City News the BWC would frequently be used. “We will be filming every contact with our citizens that is related to police service,” he said. Contact isn’t just limited to police officers, McPheeters told the Casper Star Tribune that all officers would wear the BWC, including evidence technicians and Metro Animal Shelter and Community Service officers.
Casper PD will store all of the video footage and data collected locally and also upload and store it in the cloud. Getac Video’s partnership with Microsoft allows for Casper PD to have unlimited cloud storage.