Contact: Officer Latisha Stroer, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department
The Columbia Police Department has an obligation to research new technology that improves our abilities to provide quality and safe services to our community. The Columbia Police Department started in 2011 purchasing two body camera units for the downtown division for testing purposes. Per the direction of Chief Burton in 2013, several officers started testing and evaluating several different body cameras from different manufacturers. We are the first law enforcement agency in Missouri to fully implement this technology.
The Columbia Police Department is excited to announce at the conclusion of the yearlong testing, officers and command staff chose the AXON TASER Body camera system for the following reasons:
We feel these cameras will support our mission by:
Associated costs (purchase made using cost savings from 2012 budget)