Saint Paul police officers began wearing body worn cameras in January 2018. The following reports are part of the department's effort to ensure that the cameras are being used properly and in accordance with the SPPD Body Worn Camera Policy. The data included in the reports were gathered as part of an ongoing process that includes:
- a Quality Control Process Policy, which describes two types of quality control reviews that the department will do on a quarterly basis,
- a sergeant in the Technology Unit dedicated to monitoring compliance with the department’s Body Worn Camera Policy, proper classification of videos and assignments of case numbers to videos,
- a Body Worn Camera Review Committee responsible for reviewing 24 randomly selected videos each month to ensure compliance with the Body Worn Camera Policy; identifying trends, training issues and concerns based on reviews; and forwarding findings to supervisors, and
- a requirement that video from all incidents involving use of force be reviewed by supervisors.
Reports will be released on a quarterly basis.