MU police announce bodycam pilot program

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Marquette police announced a pilot program Monday to implement body-worn cameras throughout the Marquette University Police Department (MUPD). 

A press release says if the program is successful, all officers will wear the cameras by August, the start of the fall 2023 semester.

The release says 8-10 MUPD officers and two MUPD sergeants will be issued the cameras on June 1, putting at least one active body camera on duty at all times. 

“Body cameras have become the industry standard for law enforcement. We value our community’s trust and view this as another step forward in offering transparency for our community,” Chief Edith Hudson said. “The cameras will also be of aid in police investigations and our work. MUPD remains committed to providing the safest campus environment possible in which to learn, live and work.”

Cameras are already in use by the Milwaukee Police Department and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Department.

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