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Public Input Sought on Body Worn Camera Policy

Friday June 03, 2016 2:34pm

Public Input Sought on Body Worn Camera Policy

The Dubuque Police Department is developing an officer body-worn camera (BWC) program. Funding for the cameras is available through the City of Dubuque budget, a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant, as well as donations from concerned citizens. As part of the program, the department is developing an internal policy to offer guidance to officers pertaining to such issues as wearing, use, record retention & dissemination, and other facets of recommended BWC usage. As the department works to develop the policy, it is inviting stakeholders to review and comment on the draft policy.

The Dubuque Police Department will host a public input session on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium on the third floor of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library located at 360 W 11th Street, Dubuque. The public will be allowed to comment on the draft policy and ask questions to police department staff.

To obtain a copy of the draft policy, interested people may view and/or download a copy from the City of Dubuque website at: www.cityofdubuque.org/bwc. Those without internet access may contact the police department to obtain a copy of the policy, or they may be picked up at the Police Information window in the lobby of the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center located at 770 Iowa Street.