Erie Pennsylvania Police Department

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  • Erie, Pennsylvania is located in the northwest corner of the state, along Lake Erie.[1]
  • Population: 93,928 (2020), making it the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania.[1]
  • Officers: 173[2]

Body Camera Policy

In July 2020, the city council approved a five-year, $1 million contract for 140 body-worn cameras and 12 in-vehicle cameras. Funds were expected from the federal government and a local bond issue.[3]

On October 1, 2020, the department equipped officers with body-worn cameras.[3]

Technology Axon
Pre-Event Buffer 30 seconds
Activation Manual
Victim/Witness Rights
Retention Default of 60 days.
Source Tim Hawn, Erie police put body cameras to use on the streets, GoErie, 2020-10-01



Policy Changes



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