Assembly adopts policy for use of police body cameras
June 10, 2021
The borough assembly on Tuesday evening approved a policy for use of body cameras by the Wrangell Police Department.
Under the policy, “All sworn Wrangell law enforcement employees will be issued a BWC (body worn camera) and trained in the basic operation of the camera and upload procedures. The BWC is to be worn in plain view while performing uniformed law enforcement duties.”
The policy describes situations when officers should or should not have their cameras turned on. For example, cameras must be on during arrests, traffic stops, in-progress investigations and certain other situati...