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, The Department of Justice co-awarded the City of Fontana Police Department and City of San Bernardino Police Department a Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation grant totaling $546,502 to fund the purchase of body worn cameras. Both agencies, representing the largest and second largest cities in San Bernardino County applied together to submit a competitive application and ended up securing the grant. The Fontana Police Department's Body Worn Camera Policy resulted from parameters set forth by the Department of Justice Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation grant.
The policy also received internal and external feedback from:
Community panel discussions
Department labor groups
The City of Fontana's policy will evolve based on ongoing feedback.
The Department will continue to update this web page with policy changes as well as relative legislation that affects the program.
Please refer any questions or comments on the Fontana Police Department Body Worn Camera Program to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 854-8192.