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<br />SURPRISE POLICE DEPARTMENT <br /> <br />PORTABLE VIDEO MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OPS-50 <br />EFFECTIVE LAST REVISED NEW REVISED CALEA PAGE <br />DATE DATE DATE STANDARDS MET <br />1 of 12 <br />05-04-17 01-22-19 YES <br />08-01-13 <br /> <br /> <br />I. PURPOSE <br /> <br />The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the Portable Video <br />Management System (PVMS), which includes a Portable Digital Recording <br />Device (PDRD) designed to record the audio and video of field activity in the <br />course of official police duties. (41.3.8a) <br /> <br />II. POLICY <br /> <br />The policy of the Surprise Police Department is to use the PDRD in order to <br />provide documentary evidence that includes, but is not limited to, criminal <br />investigations, civil litigation and allegations of officer misconduct. Officers shall <br />utilize this device in accordance with the provisions of this policy in order to <br />maximize the effectiveness of audio/video documentation to achieve operational <br />objectives and protocols and to ensure the integrity of evidence. (41.3.8a) <br /> <br />III. PHILOSOPHY <br /> <br />Portable Digital Recording Devices (PDRD) are intended to capture unbiased <br />accounts of police and citizen interactions. Audio and video recordings will <br />provide officers with the ability to review incidents prior to completing Department <br />reports, document the collection of evidence, enhance officer training, prevent <br />and resolve complaints brought by the public and strengthen police <br />transparency, performance and accountability. (41.3.8a) <br /> <br />IV. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS (41.3.8b) <br /> <br />A. Video footage obtained from the PDRD may not depict everything in an <br />depicted on video footage may not have been seen by the officer at the <br />time of the incident. <br />B. Digital evidence captured by the PDRD is not all inclusive. The system <br />captures a less broad and less detailed image than the totality of the <br />different than what is captured in digital evidence. Officers should review <br />digital evidence prior to completing reports when necessary to ensure <br />accuracy. Officers shall review digital evidence prior to providing <br />testimony at hearings, trial or depositions. <br /> <br />