(March 26, 2015)-  The first Police body cameras will begin hitting the street in Cape Coral today.

In what is being called a "soft-launch" some Cape Coral Police Officers will begin using the Taser Axon Flex body camera systems on patrol starting tonight.  A small number of units will be put into service tonight to test the cameras, the docking stations, IT infrastructure, and wireless technologies that make the systems work.  Officers will also get to put their training on the systems, the software, and the new department policy, to use.  Additional units will be fielded over the coming weeks, with full deployment of the 60 units purchased, anticipated by the end of April.

"Any time you have a large-scale deployment of new technology, you will run into issues you didn't anticipate.  By doing a slow roll-out, we can work out the kinks and make the transition as smooth as possible.  We are excited to get these Taser Axon Flex systems out in the field and in use."- Det. Sergeant Dana Coston, Cape Coral Police Department Public Affairs Officer.

PHOTO:  Taser Axon Flex.  (Photo Courtesy of Taser)

PHOTO:  Taser Axon Flex.  (Photo Courtesy of Taser)


CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341