West New York Police Department Body Worn Camera Policy

The West New York Police Department is proud to join the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies that deployed body-worn video cameras on police officers. The cameras will be used in accordance with the guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General.

Effective policing is achieved through strong partnerships with all of our citizens. Body Worn Camera (BWC) footage is similar to footage from a cell phone camera. BWCs will be mounted to an officer’s uniform. The cameras will point away from the officer and will capture images in the camera’s field of vision. Citizens who interact with police officers will be recorded on body camera footage.