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Pennsylvania State Police Completes Troop K Body Camera Rollout

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) has completed equipping troopers working in three counties in the state’s southeast with body-worn cameras.

All patrol troopers in Troop K, which covers the counties of Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia, will now have body cameras installed in addition to modernized mobile video recorders in their cars. According to PSP, these improvements should be completely operational by the end of March 2025.

The Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner, Colonel Christopher Paris, underlined the value of body-worn cameras in enhancing public confidence in law enforcement.

“The use of body-worn cameras demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that police interactions are both constitutional and respectful,” the speaker said. The cameras also improve our training chances and offer succinct evidence capture in criminal cases.

Troop K’s adoption of body cameras, along with those of Troops A, B, G, and H, represents a significant advancement in PSP’s mission to improve accountability and openness in law enforcement. The acquisition of the cameras is made possible by a five-year agreement with the Arizona-based business Axon.

As a result of the growing use of body cameras, PSP troopers in 19 counties in Pennsylvania—including Adams, Allegheny, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata, Mifflin, Montgomery, Perry, Philadelphia, Somerset, Washington, and Westmoreland counties—will now be outfitted with this technology.

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