Fort Collins police to double body camera program


FORT COLLINS, Colo. | Fort Collins police are expanding their body camera program, doubling the number of officers equipped with the technology.

The Coloradoan reports ( ) that police signed a five-year, $885,000 contract with Taser International last month to increase the number of body-mounted cameras worn by officers from 60 to 120. By May 1 nearly all the agency’s 208 officers will be equipped with cameras.

Fort Collins was a relatively early adopter of body-worn cameras. On Friday, the department released video of its first officer-involved shooting captured on the cameras.

According to a 2015 survey of 170 Colorado law-enforcement agencies, about 28 percent of Colorado law enforcement departments use body-mounted cameras.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,