When international students travel to the United States to learn English, the language barrier is just one of their challenges. Cultural differences like being overwhelmed in the grocery store, being embarrassed about not tipping a server (there is no tipping…
Four Questions Regarding Body Worn Cameras For DPS Chief Bobby Maldonado
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently received an $88,000 grant from the Federal Bureau of Justice to purchase new body worn cameras (BWC). The award assisted the department in purchasing and outfitting all of the sworn peace officers with updated BWCs and data management solutions.
DPS implemented, and has now expanded, the BWC program as a proactive measure intended to demonstrate transparency and openness of officers and their interactions with the community, making both law enforcement and the community more accountable. The initiative was also a response to student community interests in establishing this transparency and as a recognized “best practice” address in the final report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Department of Public Safety Chief Bobby Maldonado answered four questions on the BWC program.