Logan Township police officers will be equipped with body cameras starting early next year.
Police Chief Tim Mercer says the new technology will go hand-in-hand with the in-car cameras, previously added to the department’s fleet earlier this year, that so far HAVE proven to be an effective tool. The cameras will come with some matter of responsibility for the officers to safely navigate the state’s wire-tapping laws, because Pennsylvania is a two-party consent state. Officers will be forced to turn off their body cameras when they enter a private residence.
In October, the State Senate passed an amendment to the state’s wire-tap law that would mean the officers could wear the cameras inside private homes without getting consent, but the House measure to address the issue never made it out of committee.
Source: Local News