Police Chief Talks Body Cameras “I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform.

“And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … I did all the stuff my cops are doing, but you know, I never wore a camera and I want to see how that makes the job different for them,”  Manger said.

 

The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras, but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program.

 

Rockville Mayor and Council to Consider Body Cameras for Police

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The Rockville Mayor and Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a $347,650 proposal to replace in-car video equipment to its police cruisers and body cameras to its officers. The police hope the cameras improve safety for officers as well as provide transparency for the public, acting Chief Bob Rappoport said. The hope is to […]

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Montgomery County Police to Discuss New Body Camera Program at Safe Silver Spring Meeting

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Montgomery County Police will be discussing their plans to field 1,000 body cameras throughout the County at a Safe Silver Spring meeting scheduled for June 20. “Body cameras are not a panacea for every issue between the police and the community but they can help resolve questions about incidents and improve police performance,” said Tony […]

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A Dialogue with Montgomery County Police: Body Cameras (VIDEO)

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On this episode of Dialogando Con Polizia del Condado de Montgomery, host Blanca Kling speaks with Assistant Chief Luther Reynolds from the Management Services Bureau. Reynolds provides information about and demonstrates the new body cameras that our local officers will be wearing. They discuss the importance of reaching out to minority communities and providing a dialogue with police.  

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Body Camera Commission Begins Its Work

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The Montgomery County Police Department is among the dozen Maryland law enforcement agencies currently piloting body cameras.  As the use of police body cameras expands, a Maryland Commission is reviewing best practices to make recommendations for a statewide policy. The Commission Regarding the Implementation and Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement Officers held its first meeting in […]

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Police Chief Talks Body Cameras "I Want To See How That Makes The Job Different" (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra, Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger said one of the reasons he will be wearing a camera is to find out how the public reacts. He also shows where cameras will be placed on officers’ uniform. “And the reason I’m gonna wear one [is] I’ve been a cop for 38 years … […]

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Police Officers Talk Diversity at County Council Meeting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

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It was nearly a two-hour conversation about the relationship between police and the community on June 9 at Montgomery County Council session in Rockville. Montgomery County Police Chief Thomas Manger, along with assistant chiefs and districts commanders, held a conversation that included body cameras, use of deadly force, diversity in the department and more. “I think […]

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Montgomery Police Asking for 80 More Officers to Volunteer to Wear Body Cameras (VIDEO)

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The Montgomery County Police are expected to soon outfit 100 officers with body cameras but so far only 20 high-ranking officials have signed up for the pilot program. According to Capt. Paul Starks, 20 officers with a ranking of lieutenant or higher, have agreed to wear the body cameras. Starks said he is one of […]

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(VIDEO) Montgomery Police to Use Body Cameras by July 1

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Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy says police body cameras should be in use in Montgomery County by July 1.

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Council Taking Look at Police Body Cameras, MCPS Funding at Budget Session Today

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The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold a budget meeting today and on the agenda are the budgets of the Montgomery County School System and the county’s police department. The discussion includes more than $622,000 in funding for body cameras for police. Details about that discussion are here. The schools’ agenda item can be found […]

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Leventhal Announces Upcoming Meetings on Policing (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal announces upcoming meetings on policing. Leventhal said the Council will hold a discussion on the pilot program for body worn cameras on May 11 with Montgomery County Police Chief Tom Manger. Leventhal also announced that police relations will be the topic of a June […]

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Sonya Burke

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Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at sburke@mymcmedia.org or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.

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