The Florence Township Police Department is please to announce the implementation of a body worn camera program. On Wednesday March 15, 2017, the Florence Township Police Department initiated the deployment of body worn cameras in the field. All uniform officers, while acting in performance of official duties are required to wear a body worn camera in their performance of their duties.
It will be the policy of the Florence Township Police Department that body worn cameras will be employed by the officers of this department in a manner consistent with the provisions outlined in our policy as well as NJ Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2021-5 “Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Police Body Worn Cameras (BWCs) and Stored BWC Recordings”.
These cam eras are viewed as a valuable asset intended to assist department officers in the prosecution of certain offenders by augmenting an officer’s testimony with a video/audio record of the incident. Additionally, this equipment will enable department administrators to conduct periodic reviews of officer-citizen contacts for quality control purposes and will aid in the investigation of citizen complaints.
Pictured are several photos that depict the cameras and how they are worn by our personnel in the field.