The Fontana Police Department launched its Body Worn Camera (BWC) Program with the deployment of 200 body worn cameras in the summer of 2017. After two years of research, on-going discussions with industry experts and community members, participating in product demonstrations and testing a variety of cameras the Fontana Police Department developed a Body Worn Camera Program that utilizes the latest technology to assist in criminal prosecutions, civil litigations and enhance public trust.
In 2015, Fontana Police and San Bernardino Police Department, together received a grant from the Department of Justice for $546,502 to purchase BWC's.
The grant included parameters for the BWC policy
The BWC policy also received feedback from community panel groups, departmental labor groups and city attorneys
The BWC policy will evolve based on on-going feedback