Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP ) to wear body cameras

Ontario Provincial Police ( OPP ) to wear body cameras

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In 1829 Sir Robert Peel once said, “The ability of the police to perform their duties is dependent upon public approval of police existence, actions, behavior and the ability of the police to secure and maintain public respect.” (1)

Today, in 2020, I think it is crucial that our police forces wear body cameras in order to help maintain that public respect and increase public transparency. Beyond that, some studies have shown that body-worn cameras lead to other advantages. A 2017 study from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department found that body-worn cameras lead to fewer complaints and subsequently increased cost-effectiveness (as a direct result of less time being spent resolving complaints).(2) 

Please help me raise awareness and help me petition the Province of Ontario to mandate our OPP officers to wear body cameras. This is a crucial step towards safe policing, increasing transparency, and maintaining that public respect. Body worn cameras will help protect both our police and our citizens. 

(1) Sir Robert Peel’s Principles of Law Enforcement 1829, Durham Constabulary, Durham, England.

(2) Braga, A. et al. The Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras: New Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, 2017, NCJRS.  https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/251416.pdf 

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