Sacramento County Sheriff's Department
As a result of an unwitnessed officer fatality, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department decided to invest in a mobile digital video system that would enable them to capture evidence and protect officers in the field. The department outfitted all 260 sheriff vehicles with the Panasonic Arbitrator, giving officers increased security, eye-witness corroboration and peace of mind. Using cutting edge technology, the Panasonic Arbitrator 360° automatically records video during traffic stops and high-speed chases. Sacramento County also employs the Arbitrator's wireless microphone, which clips to the officer's belt and records sound up to a distance of 1000 feet from the squad car. Once the incident is captured, the footage is automatically uploaded to a secure server, making the recordings secure and tamper-proof while ensuring the submission of reliable courtroom evidence.