Modeling the new body-worn cameras left to right: Officer Rodriguez, Sergeant Derrick and Officer Hansen.

LAKE GENEVA — Over the next few weeks, the City of Lake Geneva Police Department will be launching a body-worn camera program.

Every full-time uniformed Lake Geneva officer will be equipped with the newest Axon Body Worn 3 Camera, according to a news release from the city.

The cameras will be worn by officers and activated during calls and enforcement actions in public.

Body-worn cameras have proven to improve officer safety, capture valuable evidence, and provide for increased transparency during police contacts, according to the news release.

The Department will also use, a cloud-based digital evidence platform. makes the sharing of digital evidence more streamlined and has offered increased digital evidence accountability. The majority of evidence that police collect is now digital.

Sergeant Hall, Officer Hansen, Officer McNeil, Records Administrator Hinzpeter and Lieutenant Keller have all been an integral part of this project and its anticipated implementation, according to the news release.

The vision of the City of Lake Geneva Police Department is “To be a progressive, innovative and technologically modern law enforcement agency to optimize customer service and the safety of our community,” read the news release.

By Staff Report

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