thats how it is in florida also. in my dept we have video's in every cruiser and you have to notify the person of the audio.harley387 said:you must advise them that they are being audio recorded. you do not have to tell them if it's only video. i wrote the policy for our department. pm me if you need more info.
How about when someone assaults an officer? Or OUI incidents, before you make the stop (observe sh*tty operation) and also during FST's (observe sh*tty balance)?PBC FL Cop said:Unfortunately the videos are used more by I.A. than anyone else, they end up becoming more of a "big brother" than anything else. I've seen more officers hurt then helped by these in-car video systems!!
No argument there Mike, and they can be very helpful for different criminal encounters and if they are allowed to be turned on at the officers discretion they are an excellent tool. But in my dept they turn on everytime the blue lights are activated and have been proactively used by I.A. to find any and all violations of policy, which is unfortunate and I've seen videos hurt more cops than they've helped. I'd rather take my chances using my pen to articulate my observations.How about when someone assaults an officer? Or OUI incidents, before you make the stop (observe sh*tty operation) and also during FST's (observe sh*tty balance)? Like every tool, it has pros and cons!