Baltimore officials have selected three finalists to participate in a pilot program for police body cameras, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Thursday.
The three firms include Taser International Inc., the manufacturer of stun guns; Atlantic Tactical Inc.; and Brekford Corp., the Anne Arundel firm that briefly ran the city's troubled speed camera program.
The pilot program will be Oct. 26 and conclude Dec. 18, the mayor's office said. The pilot program will equip a total of 155 officers in Baltimore's Eastern, Central and Western police districts. The pilot calls for the cameras to be used on every shift, collecting and uploading video footage to a hosted storage facility, officials said.
At the conclusion of the pilot, the city plans to choose a winning bidder for city-wide implementation of body-worn cameras starting in early 2016.