Seeking to increase county police transparency among the public, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has launched their new police body camera pilot program, installing 100 deputies with the equipment.
The agency is working on eventually expanding the program to all 1,400 road patrol officers.
Hallandale Beach Police Department became the first city in Broward County to wear body cameras, as officers received equipment last month.
Hallandale Beach equipped 28 out of 100 officers with body cameras in the pilot program’s first year. Former Lauderhill Police Chief Andrew Smalling says body cameras have become crucial policing tools, providing the officer’s perspective during encounters.