Westminster Police Department rolls out body cams to patrol officers and detectives


The Westminster Police Department has joined the growing number in law enforcement to adopt the use of body-worn cameras as a way to capture video during police officer interactions with the public. Following a nine-month trial period with tech company Axon, the agency officially rolled out its body cameras April 1 to all patrol officers as well as detectives. “Every officer has a camera issued to him or her in the field,” Commander Alan Iwashita said. The use of body cameras has become a hot-button topic for the public and law enforcement community, Iwashita said. “In law enforcement, there’s been…

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