Body Worn Cameras at the Colorado State Patrol
Body worn cameras (BWC) are quickly becoming standard-issue equipment for law enforcement officers throughout the US. Not only do these cameras serve as useful tools for recording evidence, more importantly, they promote professionalism, accountability, and transparency by documenting officer performance and interactions with the public.
As always, the Colorado State Patrol remains dedicated to its mission of ensuring a safe and secure environment for all persons by utilizing the strengths of our members to provide professional law enforcement services that reflect our Core Values of Honor, Duty and Respect.
Our agency began the rollout of our Axon BWC program in August 2022. We are planning a phased approach of the BWCs across the state, by district, with a targeted completion of February 2023.
Why is this important?
As our agency continues to strive towards protecting life, representing the communities we serve and being agile to adapt to the ever-changing environment of law enforcement in a way that is respectful of every unique situation we encounter, BWCs are another step in ensuring our core values are upheld.
Our uniform members continue to respond to a variety of incidents across our state’s mountains, plains, highways and in between. Traffic fatalities, criminal activity and impaired driving are among the leading factors in our routine traffic stops and BWCs are a vital tool in ensuring a transparent and consistent approach to each incident our team encounters.
Stay tuned on this page for more info as we continue to introduce this new technology across our agency.