The following is a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske announced his decision today to expand CBP’s camera review, including the integration of new body-worn camera testing into law enforcement operations such as checkpoints, vessel boarding and interdictions, training academies, and outbound operations at ports of entry, as well as mobile camera options in vehicles.
“While CBP already makes extensive use of cameras in the border environment, technology is constantly evolving and we are committed to testing durable new cameras that may work with CBP’s operational requirements,” said Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske. “We will develop sound policies to reflect technology requirements, privacy concerns, training implications, union negotiations, and funding.”
Commissioner Kerlikowske also released the Body-Worn Camera Working Group Feasibility Study and requested a review of existing fixed camera infrastructure to identify where additional cameras are necessary at and between the ports of entry. Simultaneously, CBP will broaden review of body-worn cameras with the intention of a scaled deployment based on risk.
In the next phase of this effort, CBP will expand its overall use of cameras to include mobile, fixed, maritime and body cameras. The Commissioner plans to …Read the Rest
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