Dig Baton Rouge

Louisiana State Police to equip all state troopers with body cams

Louisiana will soon become the first state in the nation to equip all of its state troopers with body cameras, according to a Louisiana State Police news release.

LSP plans to buy 1,500 cameras with a five-year unlimited system license for uniformed patrol troopers, according to the release. The change to body cameras comes from the need for officers to be away from their cars, thus away from existing car cameras.

“Nothing is more important than the safety of the public we serve and the Troopers committed to that service. We must ensure that we maintain transparency and accountability through proper training, sound procedures and the latest technology,” said Colonel Mike Edmonson in the release. “For nearly twenty years our Troopers have used in-car cameras to document interactions with members of the public, but I am pleased to announce that we will now be taking that capability a step further.”

See the full release here.



17nov(nov 17)7:00 pm18(nov 18)7:00 pm80th Annual B&B Rodeo at LSU

18nov(nov 18)9:00 am(nov 18)9:00 am44th Annual Broadmoor High School Arts & Crafts Festival

18nov(nov 18)9:00 am(nov 18)9:00 amGetting Started With Herbs Class

18nov(nov 18)10:00 am(nov 18)10:00 amFall Kids Cooking Class with Chef Sally R58

18nov(nov 18)10:30 am(nov 18)10:30 amLSU vs Tennessee

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular