Panasonic Collaborates with Brazos County Sheriff’s Department on Arbitrator Body-Worn Cameras
Customer Aids in Evolving Product Capabilities
Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leading provider of advanced mobile technology and video evidence solutions for the government and public sector, is evolving its Arbitrator body-worn camera and evidence management systems by collaborating with customers to ensure that the needs of the department, and the public are met.
An early adaptor of the Panasonic evidence management systems, Brazos County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office has been a pioneer in using video equipment in their everyday duties. Their experiences have helped to shape what police around the country now consider standard equipment. “The Arbitrator in-car video and body-worn cameras have become a key staple in keeping our community safe,” said Lieutenant Thomas L. Randall, Brazos County Office of the Sheriff. “In 2006 we installed video cameras in our cars. In 2011 we started planning for body-worn cameras and in 2013 we began our body-worn camera beta test with full deployment in 2014. Now body-worn cameras have become a natural part of our jobs—expected by the public and courts. Having a digital evidence management system that pulls in video from dash cameras and body-worn cameras makes it even easier for our officers.”
Home to the world-renowned Texas A&M University, Brazos County is a bustling community of more than 200,000 residents located in east-central Texas. The Brazos County Office of the Sheriff is responsible for operating the county jails, investigating crimes, controlling traffic and performing other duties throughout the county's unincorporated areas.
Brazos County, along with other police departments around the country, have shared their experiences using body-worn cameras with Panasonic through feedback in customer councils that involve engineers, manufacturing and product development experts. Feedback has enabled changes to be made in both the hardware and software making body-worn cameras easier to operate for officers and safer for the general public.
“Collaborating with Brazos, as well as our other customers, has made it possible for us to evolve our Arbitrator body-worn cameras to fit the needs of all police officers around the country,” said Greg Peratt, Vice President, Business Security Group, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America.
The new Arbitrator body-worn camera is the next generation in evidence collection, featuring HD video; a compact, lightweight and rugged design; and seamless integration with the industry’s best back-end video evidence management system.
Both Lt. Randall and Greg Peratt spoke about advanced evidence management at a “Lessons from the Field” presentation at the IACP Law Enforcement Information Management Conference in Dallas.
More information about the Arbitrator Body-Worn Cameras can be found at Arbitrator360.com. Visit Panasonic’s booth #215 at the IACP Law Enforcement Information Management Conference on May 23 – 25 in Dallas.
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