PHOENIX — On Wednesday, Governor Ducey announced a plan involving private sector suppliers to begin gradually equipping troopers with cameras.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety will provide 150 cameras to state troopers in both rural and urban areas throughout the state. This phased-in approach, which will begin rolling out over the coming months, will help the agency better determine the staffing, infrastructure and technological requirements of an agency-wide rollout. The Governor plans to work with state lawmakers in the upcoming legislative session to secure funding to put a body-worn camera on every trooper.
State troopers will receive training on the use of body-worn cameras and related policies. Additional updates will be provided by the Arizona Department of Public Safety.