Sanford Police Department Increases Transparency, Protecting Officers and Community With EVIDENCE.com

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — (Marketwired) — 12/12/13 — , a business unit of (NASDAQ: TASR) today announced multiple agencies deploying on-officer cameras, most notably the Sanford Police Department (FL). The department purchased 62 cameras with three years of EVIDENCE.com service, underscoring the increasing importance of transparency in protecting officers and the community. These orders are expected to ship in the fourth quarter 2013.

„The AXON flex cameras have already proved beneficial in solving cases and exonerating the actions of officers,“ said Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith.

Recent high-profile events affecting law enforcement agencies such as Sanford-s bring to light the need for streamlined, transparent, and trustworthy evidence collection systems. A conducted in the Rialto Police Department (CA) demonstrated that the implementation of AXON on-officer cameras led to an 88% reduction in complaints against police officers and a 60% decline in use-of-force incidences.

Sanford PD will seamlessly manage the digital evidence created by their AXON cameras with EVIDENCE.com. This cloud-based platform enables Sanford PD to more quickly and securely share video evidence than on in-house servers, resulting in more efficient information management and dissemination. Sanford PD has quickly benefited from the implementation of EVIDENCE.com in both internal processes and external media interactions.

„As a Press Information Officer (PIO), EVIDENCE.com has been a great resource. Because I can quickly pull and clip video, I can get it to the media very quickly. Our agency is already getting great coverage from the media on our good work as well as our unsolved cases, because I am able to supply them with video in such a timely manner,“ said Shannon Cordingly, PIO at Sanford PD.

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Avilla Police Department (IN) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Bellmead Police Department (TX): AXON body

Brigham City Police Department (UT): AXON body

Brookings Police Department (OR) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Carson City Sheriff-s Office (NV): AXON body

Colfax Police Department (IA): AXON body

Crosby County Sheriff-s Office (TX): AXON body

Delhi Police Department (LA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Essex County Sheriff-s Office (MA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Eunice Police Department (LA): AXON body

Humphrey-s County Sheriff-s Office (TN): AXON body

Jacksboro Police Department (TX) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Jordan Police Department (MN) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Lancaster Police Department (OH) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

London Police Department (OH): AXON body

Lonoke Police Department (AR): AXON body, add-on order

Los Altos Police Department (CA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Reynolds County Sheriff-s Office (MO) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Richmond Hill Police Department (GA): AXON body

Rockdale Police Department (IL) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

University of Texas Health Science Center Police, San Antonio (TX): AXON body

Upper Skagit Police Department (WA): AXON body

Waxahachie Police Department (TX) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON body

Winn Parish Sheriff-s Office (LA): AXON body

Fayetteville Police Department (NC) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex & AXON body

Fort Collins Police Department (CO) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex, add-on order

BART Police Department (CA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex, add-on order

Cape May County Sheriff-s Office (NJ) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex, add-on order

Cherryville Police Department (NC): AXON flex

Grundy Center Police Department (IA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Henderson County Sheriff-s Department (TN): AXON flex

Janesville Police Department (WI) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Killeen Police Department (TX) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Marion Police Department (AR): AXON flex

Miami Police Department (OK) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Ocean Springs Police Department (MS) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Perry City Police Department (UT): AXON flex

Seattle Police Department (WA) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Sedgwick County Sheriff-s Office (KS) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Town of Niagara Police Department (NY) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

Union County Sheriff-s Office (SD): AXON flex

Wayne County Sheriff-s Department (OH) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

West Fork Police Department (AR) with AXON body & AXON flex

Windemere Police Department (FL) with EVIDENCE.com: AXON flex

The AXON flex camera system allows officers to record encounters easily and securely by mounting the compact cameras on the officer-s Oakley® eyewear, collar or shoulder. Providing point-of-view video for the entirety of the officers- shifts, the cameras record for eight hours and feature a battery life of more than 12 hours. A number of features provide enhanced trustworthiness of the recorded material:

When turned on, a pre-event record feature ensures the previous 30 seconds are captured, providing context to the recorded encounter.

Videos are recorded at >.1 LUX, allowing nighttime video capture quality comparable to the human eye, thus providing recordings which most closely mirror the officer-s field of vision.

Additionally, all videos receive watermarks confirming their authenticity, time of recording, and assigned officer.

Videos can be reviewed from the AXON mobile iOS and Android smartphone app, ensuring access to important evidence in highly mobile law enforcement environments.

EVIDENCE.com ensures chain-of-custody integrity for the 21st century property room. At the end of an officer-s shift, AXON cameras are recharged in a docking station, where the video is also securely and automatically uploaded to the agency-s EVIDENCE.com cloud server. Each video is assigned a category by the officer, providing automatic retention periods on all digital evidence. To review or share, administrators can securely email videos and restrict privileges (such as downloading content or forwarding viewing rights to the evidence) to authorized parties. Furthermore, all evidence contact is tracked on a detailed audit trail to prove and maintain chain-of-custody.

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