Body Worn Cameras

Panasonic Body Worn Camera

The Newark Police Division is proud to announce the deployment of body worn cameras. Not only do the cameras serve as useful tools for recording evidence, more importantly, they promote professionalism, accountability, and transparency by documenting officer conduct and interactions with the public. All NPD Police officers assigned to patrol duty wear body cameras during their tour of duty.

Body cameras will be worn to enhance community trust and record public interactions in an official capacity. The cameras will be worn on the police officers outermost garment, in the center of the upper body. The body worn cameras will be used in accordance with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Directive and Newark Police Division policy. 

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Body Worn Cameras are worn affixed to an officers outermost garment in the middle of their torso.

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"Newark Police team up with Rutgers to collect feedback"

In order to promote transparency and ensure the Body Worn Camera Policy reflects the interests and concerns of Newark  residents, the NPD partnered with researchers from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark to solicit public and officer feedback on the proposed Body Worn Camera Policy.  Please click here to see a copy of the report.