The Dubuque Police Department is developing an officer body-worn camera (BWC) program. Funding for the cameras is available through the City of Dubuque budget, a Department of Justice (DOJ) grant, as well as donations from concerned citizens. As part of the program, the department is developing an internal policy to offer guidance to officers pertaining to such issues as wearing, use, record retention & dissemination, and other facets of recommended BWC usage. As the department works to develop the policy, it is inviting stakeholders to review and comment on the draft policy.
The Dubuque Police Department hosted a public input session on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Aigler Auditorium on the third floor of the Carnegie-Stout Public Library located at 360 W 11th Street, Dubuque. The public and news media were allowed to comment on the draft policy and ask questions of Chief Mark Dalsing. If you were unable to attend the input session but would still like to provide input and/or ask a question, please contact Lt. Scott Baxter at 563-589-4473 or via e-mail.A draft of the policy is available for review by clicking here. A copy of the draft policy may also be obtained by contacting the police department, or they may be picked up at the Police Information window in the lobby of the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center located at 770 Iowa Street.