Police Camera Technology Demonstrated For Springfield Officials
A Massachusetts state legislator is asking the Baker administration to come up with guidelines for police to use body and cruiser cameras.
State Rep. Carlos Gonzalez of Springfield said he’s asked the state’s public safety secretary to prepare a report on “ best practices” for using the technology that Massachusetts police departments have been slow to adopt.
" Boston is on a temporary trial basis, other cities and towns are looking at it, hopefully Springfield can be a leader," said Gonzalez.
In Springfield, the use of cameras is a subject of contract talks with both the police supervisors and patrolman’s unions, according to Police Commissioner John Barbieri.
Officials met Tuesday with representatives of a company that has offered Springfield police a one-year free trial of cameras, software and training.