Waterloo Regional Police Service Announce Official Launch of Body-Worn Video and In-Car Video Pilot

Media Release - BWV and ICV

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is proud to announce the official launch of its Body-Worn Video (BWV) and In-Car Video (ICV) technology pilot project.

The project will include the deployment of 70 body-worn video cameras and 40 in-car video systems out of the WRPS North Patrol Division and Traffic Unit.

“This is an exciting time for WRPS and the Waterloo Region community,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “As we move towards utilizing current technology to enhance and strengthen our commitment to transparency and accountability, we will carefully and thoroughly evaluate the program to ensure it has the best impact on our Service, the judicial system and our community.”

The project will run from June 2021 to December 2021.

Members of the community and media are invited to join us for a virtual information event that will be livestreamed on our social media platforms on June 1, 2021, at 1 p.m., to get a first-hand look at how the technology functions.

Members of the media will be invited to a question and answer period shortly after the event via zoom.

The pilot project was first announced during a Police Services Board meeting on March 12, 2021.

Any member of the media wishing to attend the conference is asked to pre-register by e-mailing cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca.

Media Inquiries:

Waterloo Regional Police Service
Public Information Unit
519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8188

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