PITTSBURGH—As part of a longstanding commitment to maintain a safe campus, Point Park University police officers are now equipped with body cameras.
Training for Point Park’s 13 sworn police officers was conducted this summer, and officers began wearing the devices on Aug. 1.
“Our officers go out of their way to become familiar and comforting faces to those on our campus, but we recognize there is a need to be prepared for any type of situation,” said Jeffrey Besong, chief of police and vice president of Public Safety. “The use of body cameras acts as an additional safety precaution for both officers and citizens.”
Research has shown that people tend to be far less aggressive and adhere to social norms when they are aware a camera is in use. In addition, the body cameras offer the ability to: