In 2015, the State of Oregon passed House Bill 2571 relating to law enforcement use of body worn cameras. During the same time, in an effort to increase community trust and transparency, the Beaverton Police Department implemented the use of body worn cameras for our officers. The program began after the department was awarded a $150,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to purchase cameras, implement training, and pay for data storage.
Beaverton Police Department’s policy requires uniformed officers and supervisors on patrol to wear department issued body worn cameras and to activate them upon all enforcement and investigative contacts.
Officers are required to wear the body worn cameras on their torso as pictured below.