As of today, all patrolling officers at Mission Police Station in San Francisco will be outfitted with body cameras.
Mission Station has received 150 to 160 cameras, according to San Francisco Police Department spokesman Carlos Manfredi.
A total of 122 patrol officers, 23 sergeants and five lieutenants are now mandated to wear the cameras strapped to their chests during most interactions with the public.
The station’s captain, Daniel Perea, said that he believes the cameras “are a good thing” for the department, and will help to ensure transparency in police encounters with civilians while reducing complaints against officers.
“My hope is people will consider their actions knowing that [they are] being recorded,” he said. “Visual and audio will be captured and provide an objective documentation of what occurred.”