Philadelphia, PA - Axon the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, today announced the Philadelphia Police Department's agency-wide purchase of Axon Body 2 cameras and Axon's digital evidence management system, Evidence.com.
The order of 4,500 Axon body cameras was received in the second quarter of 2017 and will ship in nine phases through 2021. It was approved for public release following presentation of the results of the field trial at the International Association of Chiefs of Police this week.
"The Philadelphia Police Department performed extensive testing of seven different body-worn camera manufacturers before choosing to fully deploy on the Axon network," said Axon CEO and founder, Rick Smith. "Our cameras are making a difference in communities and police recognize the long-term value they bring to the officers as well as the public they serve. We're thrilled that Philadelphia PD is one of 37 Major City Chief police members to deploy Axon body-worn cameras."
The Axon network is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe.