The Richmond Heights Police Department announced on Facebook Wednesday that after nearly two years of research and testing, the department will be using body-worn cameras. The cameras were implemented on Monday.
Officers will be required to activate cameras when engaging in patrol duties, such as crimes in progress, vehicle stops, searches, and arrests. Recordings will be retained for a minimum of 30 days, or longer if the recording is involved in court proceedings, investigations, departmental needs, etc.
The department says body-worn cameras will aid in its mission to perform law enforcement duties fairly and impartially and to increase transparency.
There is more about the program on the Richmond Heights Police Department website.