Body Worn Cameras on Campus
In fall 2018, University Police Services outfitted its officers with body-worn cameras (BWC’s) for use during patrols of campus. Ensuring transparency and accountability, UNLV’s Video Camera Surveillance Committee reviewed and approved the camera policy in May 2018. Officers received training on operation of the cameras, the policy governing their use, and the storage and chain-of-custody of the camera footage. Cameras were distributed to a number of officers for trial operations on the Nevada State College campus on Aug. 21, 2018 before moving into phase two at UNLV’s Shadow Lane Campus, and finally onto UNLV’s Maryland Parkway Campus, and at the College of Southern Nevada. All day and night shift patrol officers will be issued BWC’s to be worn on duty.