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Body-worn Cameras

Body-worn cameras have come to the NYPD

What you need to know

In April 2017, Phase I of the long-heralded body-worn camera program began and by year's end, approximately 1,300 police officers were outfitted with cameras on the evening shifts in 20 precincts across the city. This first phase is also a study pilot of the effects of the cameras, which will gauge results from the test precincts and from 20 comparable precincts that do not have cameras. By the end of 2018, all precincts, transit districts and housing public service areas will be equipped with body-worn cameras.

Read NYPD's response to public and officer input on the department's proposed body-worn camera policy.

We have also provided a video to answer questions you may have about the body-worn camera program. Please take a few minutes to learn more about the program.

Body-worn Cameras: By the Numbers

23Precincts
2194Cameras
as of 1/30/18