TASER to Provide 300 Wearable Body Camera Mounts to Cleveland Division of Police Ahead of Republican National Convention

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mounts Will Attach Axon Body 2 Cameras to Personal Protective Gear

CLEVELAND – Today, Cleveland Division of Police Chief Calvin D. Williams announced that TASER/Axon has loaned 300 Wearable Body Camera Mounts to the Cleveland Division of Police. The mounts were provided at no cost to the city and will effectively affix the cameras worn by officers to already distributed personal protective gear.

The Division of Police partnered with TASER/Axon for the Wearable Body Camera program in 2014. To date, over 1,000 cameras have been deployed and all front line officers are equipped with wearable body cameras. The cameras serve to capture and record police and citizen interactions.

Through a continued partnership, the Cleveland Division of Police and TASER/Axon have worked together to continue to enhance the capabilities of the program. “We are proud of our relationship with TASER/Axon and thank those within the corporation for providing our officers with this valuable equipment,” said Chief Williams. “The Body Worn Camera System is a vital part of our efforts to ensure openness and transparency in policing.”

“TASER’s partnership with Cleveland Division of Police has always been about protecting life and protecting truth,” said TASER CEO and Founder Rick Smith. “So any opportunity we get to help our partner achieve that mission is a no-brainer. We’re committed to seeing our customers succeed with our technology, and the RNC provides an extraordinary opportunity to showcase how our products help improve public safety efforts.”

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