MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KMSP) - The Minneapolis Police Department has completed the introduction of body cameras in all five of its precincts.
Officers in all five Minneapolis Police precincts who respond to 911 calls will be wearing body cameras. The body camera program started in July in the 1st Precinct, the cameras are being used across the country to help improve interactions between police officers and residents.
Mayor Betsy Hodges says the city is already seeing positive results.
“The full implementation of officer-worn body cameras delivers on an ongoing commitment to greater transparency and accountability,” said Mayor Betsy Hodges. “While body cameras are just one tool that improves relations between police and the community, it is an important one, and we are already seeing positive results. Chief Harteau and her team have worked hard throughout the implementation process, and through that leadership and dedication the Minneapolis Police Department continues to lead nationally in 21st century policing.”