Alberta RCMP officers to field test body-worn cameras

February 2, 2024
Edmonton, Alberta

News release

As part of the RCMP's ongoing efforts to be transparent and accountable to the communities we serve, RCMP officers in Alberta will be field testing body-worn cameras and a new digital evidence management system.

Body-worn cameras can help increase trust between police and the communities they serve because the video evidence collected will provide an independent, unbiased and objective way to capture interactions between the public and police officers.

Starting this month, frontline members in Grande Prairie, St. Paul and Parkland County, Alta. will begin field testing body-worn cameras. This field test will continue for 8 to 10 weeks.

The field test is also taking place in RCMP detachments in Nova Scotia and Nunavut.

RCMP officers will usually be wearing their body-worn cameras in the middle of their chest, and the public will know it's recording when a red light is visible on the camera.

This field test represents the final stage of the procurement process and will be used to inform roll out to RCMP detachments across the country. Should the contractor demonstrate the ability to meet all contractual requirements during field tests, they will be confirmed as the provider of body-worn cameras and the digital evidence management system for the RCMP.

Following field tests, a national roll out will proceed in a phased approach and is expected to take 12 to 18 months. Once complete, body-worn cameras and a digital evidence management system will become the national standard for general duty frontline RCMP officers.


Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations

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