Program Overview and Community Feedback
Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program Overview
Western’s Department of Public Safety is conducting a pilot program to evaluate body-worn cameras for campus police officers. Starting June 15, 2021, six officers will be wearing the Axon Body 3 camera while on-duty. The participating officers, Chief Rasmussen, and the Campus Community Public Safety Advisory Council will evaluate the program through the end of 2021.
Body-worn cameras have become an increasingly important part of best-practice policing. The cameras have the potential to increase accountability and transparency. Through this pilot program, we hope to learn how to best utilize these cameras at Western.
Frequently Asked Questions
Read more about the most frequently asked questions regarding body-worn cameras.
Please view the draft guidelines that will govern the use of body-worn cameras during the pilot program.
We appreciate your feedback
Your input is critical to understanding how we can best use body-worn cameras at Western.
Send your questions and comments to University.Police@wwu.edu.