Panasonic to deliver additional body-worn and in-car cameras for Newark Police


Panasonic Systems Communications Company of North America is set to deliver additional body-worn and in-car cameras to the Newark Police Department.

The delivery represents Phase two of the expansion of Panasonic’s current body-worn and in-car camera programme with the department.

Under the latest expansion programme, body-worn cameras will be provided for 80 additional officers. In addition, the in-car dashboard cameras will be delivered for outfitting 17 extra police vehicles.

Newark Public Safety director Anthony F. Ambrose said: "We are happy to continue to have Panasonic on board as our body-worn and in-car camera partner. 

"Our pilot test was a success and we look forward to expanding the programme to additional districts throughout the city of Newark."

In order to meet the requirements of different customers, Panasonic has expanded its evidence management solutions with a new camera, updated software, point-of-view camera and new video compression options.

Panasonic Systems Communications Company of North America senior vice-president Faisal Pandit said: "We know that a one-size-fits-all solution will not work for law enforcement.

"Every customer is different and has different needs and ideas of how they want to utilise evidence management systems. By being able to customise our solutions to fulfil their needs we're able to ensure a strong impact on the community at large."

As part of the Phase one deployment, Panasonic donated 80 body worn cameras and 15 in-car dashboard cameras to the Newark Police Department in April this year.