The Pine Hill Police Department utilizes the “Axon Body 3” body worn camera for its Officers.
The Pine Hill PD prides itself on our transparency to the public. We believe that the use of these cameras will significantly benefit both the community and our officers. Officers will be able to document their point of view more accurately by reviewing the incidents for details rather than relying solely on memory recall. In addition, this added benefit will certainly enhance Officers preparation for court cases.
Body Worn Cameras are certainly a powerful tool that can assist police and at the same time give the community a better understanding of what happened during an encounter. However, we know that no technology is a perfect answer to all situations, therefore cameras should not be considered the only source of detail recollection. Body-worn cameras do have limitations that need to be understood and considered when evaluating the recordings, however we believe the community and the officers who work to improve the quality of life here will benefit from their use. It’s a win-win for all involved.
For added Officer accountability, supervisors also will be able to review the videos captured by the body cameras to assess how officers interact with citizens and, if necessary, tailor their training programs to improve how those officers work in the field.