SOPD Body-Worn Camera Initiative

The South Orange Police Department is proud to join the growing ranks of law enforcement agencies that have deployed body-worn video cameras on police officers.  

All uniformed police officers assigned to the Patrol Division will be utilizing these cameras to increase the quality of interactions with our community and to more accurately capture encounters.  

Officers will announce the use of the cameras, when appropriate, which will be visibly attached to the exterior of their police uniform.  

The cameras shall be used as per the South Orange Police Department Body-Worn Camera Policy which is in accordance with guidelines established by the New Jersey Attorney General and directives issued by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

These cameras (displayed below) are worn by SOPD Officers on the front/center of their uniform shirt.

For more information on the NJ Attorney General Directive governing body-worn camera use, click here: NJ OAG BWC Directive

Body Worn Camera Initiative