Governor DeWine, Ohio State Highway Patrol announce statewide
rollout of Body Cameras for Troopers
COLUMBUS, Nov. 23, 2021: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and
Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Superintendent Col. Richard
Fambro today announced plans to outfit every trooper in Ohio
with a body-worn camera.
DeWine directed OSHP to invest in body cameras to better protect
Ohio's troopers, aid in crime scene and accident scene
documentation, and support the Patrol's ongoing commitment to
public transparency. The distribution and installation of 1,550
new body cameras and 1,221 new in-car systems began this month.
"The Patrol has been using in-car cameras for decades, but as
technology continues to advance, body cameras have become an
essential tool for policing," said DeWine. "By investing in
these cameras, we're not only giving our troopers the tools they
need to better protect the public, but we're also giving the
public another reason to have confidence in the professionalism
of the Ohio State Highway Patrol."
The new OSHP body cameras will link to the new in-car systems to
ensure that all cameras record simultaneously when lights and
sirens are activated. The systems, which are being installed
first in districts with the oldest current in-car cameras, are
expected to be fully installed at all OSHP districts by May