Body-worn cameras have come to the NYPD
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.
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.