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The City of Portland, Oregon

Police Bureau

Sworn to protect. Dedicated to serve.

Phone: 503-823-0000

Fax: 503-823-0342

Non-Emergency: 503-823-3333

1111 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

Body Worn Camera Pilot Program

The Portland Police Bureau is in the early stages of developing a pilot program for body worn cameras.

The Bureau is in the process of scheduling and attending a variety of community meetings to discuss the Body Worn Camera Project and gather feedback on key policy topics. The Bureau is also hosting three open forum town halls to gather public comments on policy:

  • Sat, Feb 16: 9:00-11:00 am at the East Portland Community Center
  • Fri, Feb 22: 2:30-4:30 pm at the Matt Dishman Community Center
  • Thurs, Feb 28: 5:30-7:30 pm--First Unitarian/Buchan Reception Hall, 1226 SW Salmon

All meetings are public. ASL and Spanish Interpreters will be available.

Community members unable to make any of the meetings but wanting to provide feedback are encouraged to do so via a survey that will be posted on this webpage soon, as well as the online feedback form (see below). Once the draft policy has been developed, community members will have a chance to provide additional input online.

While we engage the community in this important discussion, the Bureau is also preparing a Request For Proposals (RFP) for vendors. The RFP will ask the vendors to explain the capabilities of their systems. Once the responses are received and scored, we will receive demonstrations from the vendors and select the top two that will move on to the pilot test phase where officers from Central Precinct and the Traffic Division will test both systems. Upon completion of the pilot, a decision will be made if we continue with full implementation.

For more information, email bwcfeedback@portlandoregon.gov

 

Ways to provide feedback:

  1. Send an email with your comments.  
  2. Sign-up for our email updates. 
  3. Attend a public meeting.

 

 Recent Media About the Project

https://www.kgw.com/video/news/local/portland-police-to-test-body-cameras/283-9eade834-a101-4171-9d23-e74b866844ff

https://katu.com/news/local/ppb-begins-work-on-body-camera-system-asking-for-public-input

https://www.kptv.com/news/portland-police-hope-to-equip-officers-with-body-cameras-by/article_0dab8ba6-19f2-11e9-8ebf-93da858465b3.html

https://www.opb.org/news/article/body-camera-portland-police-bureau-town-hall/

https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/2019/01/portland-police-revive-effort-to-equip-officers-with-body-worn-cameras.html