The Union County Sheriff’s Office is providing public notice in accordance with New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Directive 2021-5 that Body Worn Camera technology is deployed for use by both unformed and plainclothes Sheriff’s Officers. Body Worn Cameras, or “BWCs” provide valuable evidence for investigations and trials. They also document calls for service, interviews and encounters between law enforcement and the communities we serve. This promotes both transparency and accountability.
Generally, a BWC will be placed in the chest area on the outermost garment of an officer. A picture of the BWC currently in use by the UCSO, the Axon Body 3, is included below along with a picture of a typical placement for a uniformed officer. BWCs have been in use by designated units of the UCSO since January of 2016, with full deployment to all sworn Sheriff’s Officers to be completed in 2023.