The Flagstaff Police Department is committed to the belief that on-officer video is an important and
valuable tool for law enforcement. On-officer video is essentially audio-video documentation of
a police officer’s investigative and enforcement activities from the perspective of the officer. The
use of on-officer video is expected to result in greater transparency, more effective prosecution,
more efficient citizen complaint investigations, and improved protection against false allegations
of excessive use of force, misconduct, or racial profiling.
Some officers who have recognized the protective function of audio or video recording have