The Burlington Police Department places value on transparency and professionalism. The Department is a trauma Informed police agency and is concerned with the psychological welfare of everyone in our community. Body-worn camera footage can include upsetting or traumatic images. Body-worn cameras work in a unique way to capture video for evidentiary purposes. When an officer turns on the camera, it immediately begins to record audio and video of the current event. It also goes back and captures 30 seconds of video only that temporarily records in a buffer space. That first 30 seconds of video plays at the beginning of each recording without audio. This is a standard function of body-worn cameras.
Body-worn camera footage is released pursuant to a Superior Court Order.