AURORA, Ill. — A new program is coming to the City of Aurora which its mayor and police chief say will increase community safety and police transparency and accountability.
On Monday, Aurora mayor Richard Irvin and police chief Keith Cross announced the Transparency and Accountability Program (TAP).
The program includes the implementation of upgraded body cameras, in-car cameras, and other technology, according to a press release from the police department. At the press conference Chief Cross noted the department had selected Axom as the company to upgrade their video-recording system.
He added all APD officers were fully-trained in the new system by the end of January and have been wearing the new cameras since completing the training. Approximately 150 squad cars have also been upgraded.
The new system brings cloud transfer and storage capabilities along with the ability to send a live feed from the camera if needed.