Fredericton Police Force set to deploy body cams, evidence management solution
Fredericton Police Force (FPF) says it will deploy six Axon Body 2 cameras, four Axon Interview camera systems and 105 licenses for Axon’s Cloud-based digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com. The order was received in the second quarter of 2018 and will roll out in multiple phases.
This announcement comes on the heels on a pilot program that began in March 2017, which included Axon Body 2 cameras and Evidence.com services and was designed to improve how the agency captured, stored and managed their digital evidence in the field.
“The ability to handle very large amounts of video data continues to be a priority for the Fredericton Police Force,” says Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet. “Having trialed Axon’s Evidence.com cloud-based solution for the past year, we are confident in this streamlined approach to digital evidence management. We believe that by being equipped with cutting-edge technology, we can better serve and protect our community.”
Beginning July 16, six officers have body worn video cameras, the first phase of the rollout of a Digital Management System. This is a few months earlier than was previously planned, FPF says, with the equipment arriving sooner than expected and unforeseen delays with retrofitting interview rooms, which had been the initial phase one.