Why Canadian Police Services are not Adopting Body Cameras
"Police body-worn cameras (BWCs) have been a topic of interest in
recent months because of their touted benefits of reducing use of force
and improving accountability. Thousands of law enforcement agencies in
the U.S. have already implemented BWC technology. Conversely, only a
handful of agencies in Canada have adopted body cameras.
The largest police service in Canada -- the RCMP -- recently decided to abandon plans to adopt BWCs
citing high costs as a main reason. However, the largest municipal
service in the country -- the Toronto Police Service (TPS) -- is in the process of finding a suitable supplier before implementing the technology. This comes in response to Toronto's 10-month long study that failed to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of BWCs."