April 29, 2015
“We want to provide high quality police body cameras at an affordable price so all law enforcement departments can utilize them. Police body cameras need to be used because they benefit the police officers as well as the citizens in the community. The use of body cameras gives the community transparency and in return, the community will have more trust toward police officers,” said WOLFCOM CEO Tiffany Wang.
Captain Mark Philips says his police department purchased the police body cameras with drug forfeiture money confiscated by the department. “We were going for small and inexpensive… we had been looking at a few different police body cameras and WOLFCOM’s were smaller than any of the ones we were looking at, and the cost was also a factor,” said Philips. “We had been discussing getting police body cameras before the incident happened in Ferguson. We’re looking to protect our police officers against false complaints.”
Philips says right now only patrol officers are using the police body cameras and that their official police body camera policy makes it mandatory for officers to use the cameras when interacting with the public.