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San Rafael ACT benefits from SRPD body-worn camera pilot project

San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) will be piloting a body-worn camera program starting this month. San Rafael Alcohol Compliance Team (SR ACT) will use the body-worn cameras during activities such as juvenile party patrols, field sobriety tests, and DUI checkpoints to protect the SRPD police officers & San Rafael community during routine enforcement activities.  

SRPD Police Chief Diana Bishop shared a press release this week regarding the use of the body-worn cameras:

“The use of body-worn cameras will assist our department in using 21st Century technology to better perform our service to the public” said Chief Diana Bishop.  “The comprehensive use of the cameras has been shown to reduce the incidents in which force is used because people are less likely to resist officers when they know they are being recorded.  It is also an important tool to protect officers from baseless accusations.  The cameras are invaluable when it comes to documenting criminal incidents, including field sobriety tests, spontaneous statements, and violent encounters.”

Click here to read the original SRPD press release: http://www.srpd.org/press/full.php?id=190#sthash.8vLeltSQ.dpuf

The San Rafael Alcohol Compliance Team (ACT) has been created through a partnership with the San Rafael Police Department and the Marin County Department of Health & Human Services to reduce underage and excessive drinking in youth ages 12 – 25.

For more information please visit & LIKE San Rafael ACT today
https://www.facebook.com/SanRafaelACT

Stay tuned for more information on ACT and how you can get involved!

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