Police Body Worn Cameras
In April 2022, the Wheaton Police Department will begin equipping all sworn police officers with body worn cameras. Introducing this technology into our Police Department’s operations involved substantial research, planning and investment. Once in place, this is another tool our Police Department will use to promote transparency and accountability in our service to the community.
We understand the Wheaton community may have some questions regarding this change. Leading up to implementation of body worn cameras, we are providing some background information below on the decision to adopt this technology, and we also put together a series of Q & A videos on this page to give you a greater awareness of body camera functions, benefits, limitations, and police guidelines/laws for use, storage, and the public privacy of those captured on camera.
The Wheaton Police Department appreciates your support and will continue to work tirelessly to be worthy of that support.