Cal State Bakersfield’s campus police will be the latest department to equip its officers with BWCs, or body worn cameras.
The officers will begin wearing body cameras July 1, according to CSUB.
Officers will start recording when engaging people. Those interactions will be stored for a minimum of 90 days, longer if a case requires.
Police Lt. Drake Massey says the department is excited to use the technology.
“We’re trying to stay on the cutting edge with the trends that are going on in law enforcement right now and we anticipate that the cameras will help us not only with officer safety, but in terms of helping us with court cases any citizen complaints that we should have that should come up.”
The five-yar contract with the BWC provider costs $10,000 for the first year and $16,000 yearly, for the next four years.