Body-Worn Cameras (BWC's)
In 2019, the Town of Dover Police Department was proud to join the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies that deployed body-worn video cameras on police officers. Body-Worn Cameras are a great tool that can be used to improve both trust and accountability. The cameras are used in accordance with the guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office and the Dover Police Department written directive.
Dover Police officers will utilize Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs) to assist them in the performance of their duties by providing an accurate and unbiased recorded account of an incident. These BWC's will be mounted to the exterior of an officer's uniform and will point away from the officer to capture images in the camera's field of vision. Citizens who interact with police officers may be recorded on body camera footage in accordance with the applicable guidelines and directives established governing Body-Worn Cameras.