ACSO Selects Axon Body-Worn Video Platform (Learn More, Video)

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) has purchased of 1,200 Axon Body 2 cameras, making it the 22nd member of the 77 Major County Sheriffs of America to join the Axon network.

The deal includes a five-year license on the Officer Safety Plan with Axon Signal technology. The order was received in the second quarter of 2017 and the cameras are expected to ship in multiple phases throughout the year.

ACSO implemented its first body-worn video (BWV) program in 2012 utilizing cameras, software and storage.

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In December 2015, ACSO formed a committee to study national BWC policies, guidelines, recommendations and technologies as part of a larger effort to better align to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) practices.

As part of this effort, ACSO conducted an extensive on-site testing and evaluation process with seven vendors to determine who could best meet the agency’s needs. 

Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of TASER
Rick Smith, co-founder and CEO of TASER

At the conclusion of the four-month field trial and evaluation, Axon received the highest score of any vendor and was selected by ACSO. 

“We are thrilled to add the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to our growing list of Axon customers,” said Axon CEO and Founder Rick Smith.

“Alameda’s robust procurement process serves as an example of the critical importance that field trials play for evaluating technology partners and their solutions. We look forward to partnering with ACSO to ensure their future success,” concluded Smith.

ACSO Sheriff Gregory Ahern
ACSO Sheriff Gregory Ahern

“We’re excited to deploy Axon’s suite of products because this is advanced technology and it will continue to advance,” says ACSO’s Sheriff Gregory Ahern.

“Technology like this will help improve efficiency, reduce human error, and allow us to better document and share evidence. Our goal is to increase public trust and transparency – partnering with Axon will ultimately help make us better at doing our jobs,” Ahern concluded.

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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. Our products impact every aspect of an officer’s day-to-day experience:

  • In the field – Our Smart Weapons offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
  • At the station – Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription and other tools.
  • In the courtroom – Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.

We work hard for those who put themselves in harm’s way for all of us. To date, there are more than 100,000 licensed users from around the world and more than 182,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people.