Monday, October 8, 2012

Axon Flex Cameras

Last week, the Mesa Police Department finished training the last of 50 officers who will be wearing the new officer mounted Axon Flex Camera System from Taser International. These officers are primarily assigned to patrol throughout all four of our patrol districts; however, we also have three each assigned to motor and SWAT officers. The cameras are either head-mounted (via head/hat bands or eyeglasses) or shoulder mounted on the officer's lapel. This will be a one year pilot program designed to assess the benefits this system has to offer our department. Our goal is to provide world class policing to our community and offer the highest level possible of professionalism, investigative quality and transparency. Our policy regarding these cameras can be viewed here.