Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2021, $200,000)
The Lane County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) Body Worn Camera (BWC) Project is designed to support a new BWC Implementation within Lane County, Oregon. LCSO has 78 sworn police services deputies. Of those, 56 have patrol activities or daily citizen interactions in the field including K9 deputies, marine patrol, forest patrol, contract deputies and dunes patrol assigned to the Patrol Division. LCSO has 135 sworn deputies assigned to the Corrections Division. The project plans to purchase 100 cameras with Federal BWCPIPLEA funds and match funds. LCSO will issue 56 directly to sworn deputies assigned to the LCSO Police Services Division to be used in patrol activities. 25 cameras will be issued at the corrections facility to be worn by deputies working in direct contact with adults in custody. 19 will be shared by detectives, administrative positions and the Sheriff, as well as having a reserve of spare cameras. Shared cameras will be temporarily issued to sworn officers performing intermittent patrol functions such as patrol overtime, special team assignments, and special event support.
Goals of this project are:
Implement a program that issues BWCs to sworn deputies performing patrol services that routinely interact with the community and sworn deputies working in the jail and utilizes a digital evidence solution that supports security and least privilege practices, while creating efficiencies in evidence sharing, auditing, retention, and ease of use.
Evaluate the impact of BWC deployment on employee and organization performance.