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Body-Worn Cameras
Johnston police officers began wearing cameras on their uniforms in January 2015 to document interactions between officers and the public.  The Johnston Police Department believes the cameras become an unbiased witness to events, they promote transparency, and they raise the bar for public behavior and police officer performance.  In cities where officers have been wearing the cameras for years, studies show a reduction in complaints and use-of-force issues. 

Click here to watch a video about the cameras.  Click here to learn more about how the cameras will be used.


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Videos created by the body-worn cameras will be downloaded into the police department's video system by placing the camera into a docking station at the end of each shift.

Click here to read the police department's policy on body-worn cameras.


Have questions about the cameras?  Call the Johnston Police Department at 515.278.2345.