LAPD Asking the Public To Take A Quick Survey About Their New 'Cop-Cam' Program
By Martin Hill
December 17, 2014



After announcing the LAPD 'body camera program' at a press conference yesterday afternoon with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and tweeting several positive remarks about the program, the LAPD and Chief Charlie Beck are asking the public to take an 'LAPD Body Camera Survey.'

As a long-time advocate of filming police for your own protection, I for one think cop-cams are a great idea and encourage the public to take the survey. If you agree, let the LAPD you support their decision, which is a good step towards accountability!

Here is one tweet and the survey questions:

TY 2 all involved in #BodyCamera project 4/#LAPD. Building #trust btwn #LawEnforcement & #community. @LAMayorsOffice

— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) December 16, 2014

Your Thoughts on LAPD use of Body Worn Video

Body worn video (also called "on-officer recording systems", "body cams" or "cop cams") are small, pager-sized cameras that clip on to an officer's uniform or are worn as a headset, and record audio and video of the officer's interactions with the public.

The following surey asks for your thoughts on the use of body worn video by officers of the Los Angeles Police Department.

1. Evaluate the following statements.
[Choose one: Strongly Disagree / Disagree / Neither Disagree Nor Agree / Agree / Strongly Agree]

  • Body worn video protects police against false accusations.
  • I feel safer when a police officer is wearing a video camera.
  • Police officers collect body worn video to protect me.
  • Police should be required to notify individuals when they are being recorded on body worn video.
  • All police interactions with the public should be recorded with body worn video.
  • It is acceptable to record body worn video as part of their official duties.
  • Police use of body worn video is a step in the right direction.
  • Body worn video should be retained and managed like any other form of evidence.
  • An interaction with the police is less likely to result in a confrontation if everybody knows the interaction is being recorded with body worn video.

    2. How long should body worn video be retained?

  • It should not be retained.
  • One year.
  • Two years.
  • Five years.
  • Forever.

    3. How will LAPD use body worn video? (Check all that apply)
  • Prosecuting criminals
  • Prosecuting or disciplining police officers
  • Training police officers
  • Informing the public
  • Informing the media

    4. What is your age?

  • 17 or younger
  • 18-20
  • 21-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 or older

    5. Are you male or female?

  • Male
  • Female
  • The survey is linked from the LAPD website at in the top left corner, or the direct link for the survey is here:

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    LAPD Asking the Public To Take A Quick Survey About Their New 'Cop-Cam' Program

    — Martin (@LibertyFight) December 17, 2014

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