First proposed by Supervisor Simitian in 2014, the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors approved body-worn cameras for the County Sheriff’s enforcement and correctional officers in 2017. A use policy for governing the body-worn cameras that includes protections for residents’ privacy, due process rights, and civil liberties is also in place. Body-worn cameras can protect the public against officer misconduct, protect the officers against unfounded allegations, and help restore trust and confidence in law enforcement and public institutions generally.
Read our press release:
Santa Clara County approves body-worn cameras
Read the Mercury News story:
Santa Clara Co.: Body cams approved for deputies and jail officers
Read the Los Altos Online story:
Sheriff's deputies, officials embrace body worn cameras as transparent