Getac Video Solutions is proud to partner with the Jackson, MS Police Department in their mission to improve department transparency and community relations. After months of field testing three different company’s systems, the Jackson Police Department has selected Getac body-worn cameras and in-car cameras.
The city purchased 271 Getac Video Solutions body-worn cameras—enough to equip every patrol officer in the department. Officers will be trained on how to use the cameras in early July and equipped with the cameras shortly thereafter, said Jackson Police Public Information Officer Sam Brown. “With the addition of the body-worn cameras, the department is more transparent and more accountable to the citizens of Jackson. This will improve community relations,” Brown said.
Getac Video Solution cameras include panoramic, full HD video, 12 hours of battery life and a wide range of communication features to include automatic triggering, in-field tagging, high-fidelity audio and built-in WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
“It’s a move to technology. We have to increase our technology to deal with this crime,” Sam Brown, Jackson PD
Brown said the Jackson PD wanted the cameras sooner, but that budgetary issues made it difficult. He thanked JPD grant writer Juan Gray for helping the department acquire a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. “You have to find creative ways to make things happen, and that’s what this administration did,” Brown
Premium performance features offered by the Getac Body-Worn Camera include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth & GPS, high-tech sensors, low-light recording features, flexible mounting options and a rugged and waterproof design. Because it’s IP67 and MIL-STD 810G-certified, it can survive drops and impact and be used in the rain, dust and extreme temperatures. The cameras also offer a pre-record function up to 30 seconds and has a convenient in-field tagging system that allows officers to categorize video in the field with the category wheel on the front of the device.
Getac Video Solutions is proud to support the Jackson PD.