The Governor and the New Jersey Legislature has mandated the statewide use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) for Law Enforcement Officers with the passage of P.L. 2020, c. 128 and 129. These two new laws now require the use of BWC by all “uniformed patrol officers” in the course of their duties.
In accordance with this legislation, as of February 7, 2022, the Lincoln Park Police Department has added the Focus X2 body worn camera to the department’s current vehicle mounted Mobile Vehicle Recorder (MVR) system. These recording systems will electronically record audio and video while officers act in the performance of their duties. The BWC shall be positioned on the outer clothing and be placed within the upper torso/chest area, ensuring the BWC recording capability is not obstructed. The attached photos show examples of where the BWC may be placed on both uniformed and plain clothes officers.