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Apr 16

Working Group Issues Report on Police Body Worn Cameras & Reminder to Apply to Grant Program

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 16, 2021 at 10:20 AM by Legislative Staff

In November of 2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation, P.L. 2020, Chapters 128 and 129, mandating by June 1, 2021, that “every uniformed State, county, and municipal patrol law enforcement officer” wear a body worn camera (“BWC”) that records audio and video while acting in the performance of their duties.  On the same day this legislation was enacted, Governor Murphy also signed Executive Order 201, establishing the Interagency Working Group on Body Worn Cameras.  The 14-member working group was tasked with reviewing any obstacles in regards to the implementation of the new law, as well as providing recommendations for solutions to these barriers. 

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