All uniformed Troopers will be equipped by end of April
The Rhode Island State Police today announced that it has begun the process of training and outfitting Troopers with both body-worn and cruiser cameras. The agency conducted a pilot program between October 2020 and January 2021 and this week uniformed Troopers will begin using the cameras. The program will be phased in over the next few months and all uniformed Troopers are expected to be equipped with cruiser and body-worn cameras by the end of April.
“The cameras are an added key tool that promote accountability and transparency,” said Colonel Darnell S. Weaver, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety. “We appreciate the collaboration of our local, state and federal officials to provide funding for this program so that all members of law enforcement in Rhode Island have access to this technology.”