Indiana State Police Distributing Body Cams to Troopers Across the State

The Indiana State Police says that by the end of the day on Thursday, more than 230 body cams will have been deployed into the field.

Posted: Jul 8, 2021 12:02 PM
Updated: Jul 9, 2021 9:23 AM

The Indiana State Police says it's currently in the process of issuing body cams and in-car cameras to its Troopers across the Hoosier State.

ISP says that by the end of the day Thursday, more than 230 body cams will have been deployed after the process began in early June of 2021.

That process began after an announcement made by Indiana's governor, mandating ISP to adopt and implement a body cam system by the Spring of 2021.

In all, nearly 800 body cam systems, which will also include and work alongside the in-car cameras, will be put into the field for ISP Troopers and Sergeants assigned to patrol duties, as well as Capitol Police Officers and specific Special Operations units.

The system utilizes a router that is installed in the vehicle which allows for more accessibility and connectivity in areas of the state where cell phone coverage is not always optimal, according to ISP.

“This process was focused on selecting the very best product and system for not only the Department but for Troopers in the field that work in both urban and rural areas”, said ISP Superintendent Doug Carter.

ISP says the cost associated with the project is approximately $15 million over a period of five years.

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