In April 2020 and in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Hazlet Township Police Department initiated the Body Worn Recorder [BWR] ( also know as Body Worn Cameras) Program for the proper and lawful operation of the body worn audio/video camera systems to all sworn officers. The Watch Guard body worn recorder is worn by all Hazlet Township Police Officers while on duty and during their performance of their duties.  It is the policy of the Hazlet Township Police Department to utilize BWRs to assist agency personnel in the performance of their duties by providing an accurate and unbiased recorded account of an incident.

BWR recordings are invaluable to law enforcement for evidential purposes. BWRs have demonstrated their value in providing unbiased evidence for the prosecution of criminal, traffic, and other related offenses and to protect civilians and personnel from false claims of misconduct. Additionally, this equipment will provide valuable instructional material that can be utilized for in-service training programs.

The image above is the BWR used by the Hazlet Police Department

Shown above are images of Patrol Officers wearing the BWR.

Shown above are images of Detectives wearing the BWR.