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BODY-WORN CAMERAS WILL NOW BE WORN BY ALL DEPUTIES IN COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO JAILS & DETENTION FACILITIES, BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE PROCUREMENT

04/26/22

 

Chair Nathan Fletcher, and the San Diego County Board of Supervisors today approved the San Diego County Sheriff Department’s request to expand its body-worn camera program to all deputies in detention facilities. Chair Fletcher issued the following statement: 

“Every Deputy assigned to a County jail or detention facility will soon be wearing body-worn cameras, it will help to increase accountability and transparency during investigations of action that occur within our jails,” said Chair Fletcher. “I want to thank Sheriff Anthony Ray for moving body-worn cameras from the pilot program in our jails, to being a standard practice.”

Prior to the Board of Supervisors vote today, only about 80 deputies were using body-worn cameras inside County detention facilities as part of a pilot program. Today’s action allows the Sheriff’s Department to enter into a new contract for more body-worn cameras. 

Click here to read the entire policy the Board of Supervisors approved today.