State Body-Worn Camera Laws

Body-Worn Cameras Interactive Graphic: State Body-Worn Camera Laws


National Conference of State Legislatures

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Body-worn cameras are recording devices police officers wear as part of their uniforms to document what they see as they perform their duties. The use of body cameras became a significant focus of legislative debate over the last year as lawmakers evaluated policies to address police-community relations. In 2015, at least 37 states and the District of Columbia considered body camera legislation, while 20 of those states and the District enacted new laws. In 2016, 22 states and the District are considering body camera legislation, and four of those states - Florida, Indiana, Utah, Washington - and the District enacted new laws. Twenty-five states in total have created laws for body cameras.

You can view this interactive graphic on the NCSL website here.