Department: Office of the Sheriff Sponsors: Category: Report Projects: Surveillance Technology
On December 16, 2014 the Board directed Administration to report on the feasibility and desirability of using body-worn cameras by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.
On September 15, 2015 the County Executive’s Office and County Counsel’s Office submitted a report to the Board regarding the feasibility and advisability of the Sheriff’s Office using body-worn cameras.
The County’s Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2016 included a one-time funding of $750,000 and an ongoing allocation of $17,000 for the implementation and maintenance of body-worn cameras for the Sheriff’s Office enforcement staff and Probation Department armed staff. It also included ongoing funding for one Information Systems Technician II position in the Sheriff’s Office to support the growing number of video capture devices, as well as digital media information requests.