Fredericton Police Force to test Axon Body 2 body cameras


The Fredericton Police Force (FPF) in Canada is to test Axon Body 2 body cameras from Axon Public Safety Canada, a TASER International subsidiary.

The Axon Body 2 is a single-unit, on-officer camera that features unlimited HD video and security enhancements, Axon stated.

Using this fully-connected, wireless device that updates every 30 days, police personnel in the field can capture and stream video for more than 12 hours.

The camera can record video in low-light and its dual audio channels make voices more distinct with automatic tuning and noise reduction.

FPF Deputy Chief Martin Gaudet said: "The Fredericton Police Force has always prided itself with leveraging technology to support community safety.

"This pilot is an exciting next step in that process. We have been discussing the idea of body-worn cameras with community stakeholders for some time. However, until we began discussions with Axon, we were not convinced that our ability to manage the large amount of video was in place.”

Additionally, FPF will test Axon's digital evidence management solution, Evidence.com.

Gaudet added: “With Evidence.com and their Canadian 'cloud,' we now feel confident that this is the right direction for our agency.”

The 90-day long testing is expected to improve how the agency captures, stores and manages their digital evidence in the field.

Besides Axon Body 2 cameras and Evidence.com, the FPF will also use other Axon products and services such as Axon Capture.