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Volume 6 LAPD secured a five year subscription on the Axon Officer Safety Plan, which provides both unlimited storage of the digital evidence and a robust platform for managing the digital evidence collected from the cameras and TASER devices- 4,400 of those new licenses are on the OSP, and the remainder are on the Unlimited Plan. The Officer Safety Plan includes camera upgrades every 2.5 years, TASER upgrades every 5 years and full hardware warranties. In this way, the LAPD is positioned to ensure a high degree of budget certainty and the best possible value for each technology across the platform as the department develops its program. “We are humbled to have been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department after one of the most intensive body camera competitive analysis and field trials we have seen,” said TASER CEO and Founder Rick Smith. “We appreciate even more that their extensive and rigorous review concluded that our technology platform was clearly the best option, thanks to the extraordinary capabilities we provide with our Axon network of connected devices and cloud software.” (Learn More on Axon body-worn cameras, courtesy of Taser Int’l and YouTube) “Our body camera program is beneficial to our cops and the communities we serve,” said Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police Charlie Beck. “Providing body cameras to 7,000 LAPD officers will enable them to collect valuable digital evidence in criminal investigations while promoting accountability and further building public trust. Moving forward with a program of this magnitude requires a July-Aug 2016 Edition solid commitment for success and we are pleased to have a responsive and collaborative partnership with TASER. Utilizing their Axon platform, officers will be taking advantage of cutting-edge technology that will help us take on the challenges of 21st century policing.” More on The Los Angeles Police Department The Los Angeles Police Department is the police department serving the city of Los Angeles, California. With 9,843 officers and 2,773 civilian staff, it is the third-largest non-federal law enforcement agency in the United States. The department serves an area of 498 square miles and a population of 3,884,307 people. Axon & Platform Thousands of law enforcement agencies to date are now utilizing the Axon platform, allowing them to seamlessly integrate software and hardware to enable powerful capabilities. The Axon platform connects technology and people in order to protect our police officers and the communities they serve: • Smart Devices – Body cameras and in-car video that leverage technology such as Bluetooth® wireless technology and Wi-Fi to better track and manage data • Unified and Integrated Digital Evidence Management System (DEMS) – One platform that removes siloed DEMS through cloud computing, integrations across media points, and open file standards that do not require proprietary file formats or media players • Connected Ecosystem – From capture to courtroom, securely share and track digital evidence across public safety stakeholders • Digital Verification and Audit Logs – Record every interaction with any piece of digital evidence including capture, ingest, retrieve, manage, and share • Advanced Security – Industry–leading people, practices, and products that comply with CJIS