NOPD, FWPD and Louisiana State Police order Axon in-car video system

The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD), the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) and Louisiana State Police (LSP) have placed orders with Axon for the supply of its in-car video systems.

About 800 Axon Fleet in-car video systems have been ordered by NOPD and 600 systems by FWPD while LSP has requested for a full deployment of 1,600 units.

Deliveries to FWPD and NOPD will be carried out in multiple phases through 2018. LSP will take its shipment in segments in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 2018.

Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith said: "Connecting mobile devices and wearables to the cloud is comparatively simple, but connecting entire patrol cars to the entire Axon network is a huge step forward for our technology.

"Axon Fleet represents more than just a new tool in an officer's toolkit; it's an embodiment of the idea that connectivity can be achieved seamlessly and efficiently in the name of protecting life. The in-car video will never be the same."

Launched in the second quarter of this year, the cloud-based Axon Fleet is designed to allow the operators to capture and upload video footage via Wi-Fi or the Axon dock to

Officers can play back up to four videos simultaneously on one screen on, enabling them to see the event from multiple angles before sharing evidence.

Axon Fleet features Axon Signal technology, which reports events such as opening the car door or activating the light bar, so the camera can detect them and begin recording.

Image: Axon Fleet in-car camera by Axon, Scottsdale, AZ, USA. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsfoto/Axon.