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Deploying body-worn cameras – next steps for DPS (access required)

The Phoenix City Council in February approved a plan to pA Phoenix police officer displays a body camera. PHOTO BY BAYNE FRONEY/CRONKITE NEWS

On September 30, 2020, Gov. Doug Ducey announced a plan to deploy 150 body-worn cameras (BWCs) to troopers in the Arizona Department of Public Safety. This is an excellent first step for DPS to join the thousands of other law enforcement agencies across the United States that have already deployed BWCs. BWCs can produce numerous benefits, from improved citizen attitudes to reductions in complaints against officers and the use of force.

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10 percent pay raise would end DPS turnover, improve public safety

Blue and red police roof bar lights

On those dark nights patrolling rural areas of this state, troopers often find themselves far from any backup. That’s in large part because of the considerable amount of vacancies among our ranks. Increasing pay will help the department attract more and better qualified recruits. More troopers on the road helps ensure better public safety – for our fellow troopers and the citizens we are sworn to protect.

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