Registered Agency Spotlight: Iuka Illinois Police Department

Generic body camera donations patchRegistered Agency Spotlight: Iuka Police Department 

Agency Donation Effort Contact: Chief Josh Parker

Police Chief: Chief Josh Parker

Link: Department Facebook

Number of officers: 1

Body Camera Goal: 1

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Why has your department decided to start a body camera program?
Chief Parker: We have some older body cameras, but they’re not practical, so we want to get newer technology body cameras, but we don’t have the budget for it.

How do you believe a body camera program will benefit your officers, department and the community? 
Chief Parker: For documentation of incidents from traffic stops to calls, a body camera would just capture an extra side of the story.

Are there any situations where having body camera video evidence would have made a difference in court cases or complaints against your officers?
Chief Parker: It’s a small town, but it would be helpful to be able to capture exactly what was said and record traffic stops and car accident scenes for video evidence of the incident or scene to be able to review later on.  

Does your department have guidelines for a body camera policy? If so, what would the policy be? When would officers be required to record, etc.?
Chief Parker: We’re following the State Law Requirements for body camera specifications and policies.