Railroad News

NJ Transit equips police officers with body cameras

Rail News Home Security 8/31/2017 Rail News: Security
image The cameras can help de-esclate situations and assist in evidence collection, according to NJ Transit.Photo – New Jersey Transit's website

New Jersey Transit has issued body cameras for every member of its 263-member police force.

The cameras are aimed at providing additional transparency when officers interact with the public, NJ Transit spokeswoman Lisa Torbic said in an email.

The body-worn cameras also can help de-escalate situations, minimize confrontations, assist in evidence collection and reduce civilian complaints, Torbic added.

The cost of the body-camera program was nearly $2 million.

In January 2016, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority announced it also equipped its police force with body cameras.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

More News from 8/31/2017


Copyright

© © TradePress Media Group, Inc.

Contact Us

VISIT US

35505 Cooper Road
Brookshire, TX 77423
View a Map of Our Location

OUR HOURS

Monday - Friday
8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday - Sunday
CLOSED

TALK TO US

Phone
281.392.4850

CONNECT WITH US