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File #: 63932    Version: Name: Accepting the Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Council Office
On agenda: 2/2/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Enactment date: 7/12/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00484
Title: Accepting the Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee.
Sponsors: Sheri Carter, Syed Abbas, Charles Myadze
Attachments: 1. Final Report & Model Policy: Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee 1/26/21.pdf, 2. 2/2/21 Gelembiuk Letter.pdf, 3. 2/4/21 Body Worn Camera WG Response Letter.pdf, 4. 2/10/21 PSRC Registrants Report.pdf, 5. 2/10/21 PSRC Public Comment Emails on Body Worn Cameras.pdf, 6. RegistrantsReport, Agenda Item 2.pdf, 7. RegistrantsReport for Item 2, Some registered incorrectly instead for Item 3, Not all registered spoke at meeting.pdf, 8. BWC Committee Report Deficiencies_.pdf, 9. Email Comments for March 10, 2021.pdf, 10. 2/9/21 CCEC Mtg_Emails 63932.pdf, 11. 2/23/21 CCEC Mtg_Emails 63932.pdf, 12. 6-10-21 Gelembiuk Letter.pdf, 13. 6-24-21 Findley Letter.pdf, 14. 6-15-21 Written Public Comment 63932.pdf, 15. 7-6-21 Written Public Comment 63932.pdf, 16. 2107096_Common Council Registrants Report.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution accepts the Final Report and Model Policy from the Body-Worn Camera Feasibility Review Committee. In the report the Committee “recommends starting with a rigorous pilot project, and then fully assessing the impact of BWCs in practice here in Madison before moving on to full department-wide implementation.”
No appropriation is required to accept the report. The adopted 2021 capital budget includes $83,000 in GO Borrowing to fund approximately 48 body worn cameras, related equipment and training for a one-year pilot program in the North District for Patrol Officers, Sergeants, and the Community Policing Team. Implementation of this pilot program is conditional upon Common Council approval to proceed after receiving the attached report. This resolution does not include approval to proceed with the pilot.
Estimated operating costs for the pilot are $53,000 bringing the total to $136,000. The 2021 adopted budget does not include the operating costs for the pilot and $53,000 would need to be appropriated.
Additional capital costs to implement a full city-wide program for Patrol and Community Policing Teams is estimated at $445,000. Outfitting all Officers (Gang, K-9, TEST, etc.) would add $55,000 in capital for a grand total of $583,000. The projected annual operating impact of implementing a citywide body camera program for all Patrol positions is $376,000. Implementation of a citywide program will require four additional positions ($311,000) and ongoing software maintenance costs ($65,000). Adding Community Policing Teams will increase the annual operating costs by $9,600. Should the City decide to proceed with additional body worn cameras, capital and operating costs will be subject to future appropriations.
Capital Operating Total
Pilot 83,000 53,000 136,000
Add'l costs for full implementation 500,000 385,600 885,600
583,000 4...

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