By Steve Neavling
Some Border Patrol agents may soon be wearing body cameras to record their interactions with the public.
CBP is looking for body cameras for agents who work at checkpoints and ports near the border, which often are in remote areas without telecommunications and other basic technology.
CBP on Wednesday posted a request for information for body cams, video-management systems and cloud storage.
“CBP anticipates storing most footage in CBP-owned data servers, but is also interested in cloud storage for evidentiary footage requiring long-term retention—defined as longer than two years,” the request for information states. “Footage stored will be secure, law enforcement sensitive data and should comply with all relevant federal laws, regulations and requirements. CBP also anticipates its users will require a cloud storage platform for frequently accessed files.”
CBP is asking for bids by Oct. 31.