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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

 An Evanston Police Department squad car. Aldermen on Monday approved a five-year contract to buy body-worn cameras for the Evanston Police Department.

Evanston to purchase body-worn, dashboard cameras for police

September 27, 2017

Aldermen on Monday approved a five-year contract to purchase body-worn, investigative and dashboard cameras as well as tasers for the Evanston Police Department. The city will enter into a $1.1 million...

University Police launches first 30-day trial of body-worn cameras

June 7, 2017

University Police officers began a 30-day trial period of wearing body cameras Wednesday, deputy chief of police Gloria Graham said. Chief of Police Bruce Lewis announced in an email Tuesday that five...

Two parked Evanston police cars. The Evanston Police Department in partnership with University Police received a grant to implement body cameras.

Evanston police begin summer-long body camera test

June 2, 2017

Evanston Police Department officers and supervisors began testing body-worn cameras Friday in a pilot program expected to last through the summer. In a news release, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan...

Then-Evanston police Cmdr. Jay Parrott (right), who is now the Deputy Police Chief, talks to residents at a 2013 community meeting. Police Chief Richard Eddington (left) is asking City Council on Monday to fund police body cameras.

Evanston aldermen to vote on funding for police body cameras

February 22, 2015

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington is asking aldermen to fund police body cameras at City Council's meeting Monday night. Evanston police are requesting permission to apply to Cook County for...

University Police said it is considering using body cameras, although it has not made a final decision on whether to equip officers with them. UP officers currently use dashboard cameras to record traffic stops.

Body cameras a possibility for UP, official says

January 13, 2015

University Police is discussing adding body-worn cameras to its existing surveillance technology as police departments throughout the country revisit the devices' benefits. "So much of our relationship...

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