Osseo Approves Body Cameras for Police
Osseo approved a new policy that will allow police officers to wear body cameras. The council approved the new policy at its July 27 council meeting.
The body cameras are supposed to promote transparency and accountability. They will be mandatory for uniformed officers assigned to the patrol division. They will also be mandatory for non-uniformed personnel when they wear body armor. Cameras will also be made available to all officers when the officer believes he or she will be in contact with the public.
Osseo police are in the process of getting an technology upgrade for video to be captured on their squad cars. The body camera video will integrate with the squad car video and be simple to use and share.
Chief Shane Mikkelson says the body cameras have been ordered and should be in at the end of August.