Safariland, the parentcompany of VIEVU, a leading provider of body worn video cameras used by thousands of law enforcement agencies in 17 countries, has announced the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved the award of a contract to VIEVU following a highly competitive bidding process to supply body worn cameras to its force.
VIEVU, the only provider of body worn cameras with Automated Video Redaction technology, has already delivered the first shipment of cameras in anticipation of a rapid deployment by the Miami- Dade Police Department in 2016.
"VIEVU’s contract with the Miami-Dade Police Department for 1,500 body worn cameras marks one of the largest deployments on record in the United States," said Don Dutton, General Manager of VIEVU. "The recent introduction of our LE4 product line and enhanced VIEVU Solution™ complements VIEVU’s already outstanding technology and product platform committed to protecting police officers and communities around the world. We are rapidly deploying solutions to agencies from small to large across the country, as evidenced by our recent Miami-Dade contract win, and we continue to build upon our established customer base built over the past eight years."
Mr. Dutton continued, "The Miami-Dade Police Department is responsible for protecting the safety of its 2.7 million residents, as well as millions of annual visitors. We are proud to partner with its outstanding force and are confident that VIEVU body worn cameras will be an invaluable tool helping to make Miami-Dade a safer community. Providing secure, high-resolution products and data storage solutions is VIEVU’s top priority as we remain committed to equipping the law enforcement community with the highest quality devices."
Under the terms of the contract, the Miami-Dade Police Department will purchase 1,500 VIEVU Model LE4 body worn cameras and a five-year subscription to VIEVU Solution, the next generation fully-hosted cloud evidence management system. Built on Microsoft Azure Government Cloud, the first enterprise cloud to directly support the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division, VIEVU Solution allows users to securely upload videos and store data in the Cloud with confidence.
"I am confident that VIEVU’s body worn cameras will help us showcase the good work that MDPD, which is the eighth-largest police department in the nation, is doing in our community," said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez. "This technology will go a long way toward modernizing our police department, and it is an important tool for our officers to have so they can better protect and serve our community’s families and children."
Juan Perez, Director, Miami-Dade Police Department, said "The Miami-Dade Police Department is looking forward to the collaboration and opportunity this bold technological advancement brings to our agency. Body worn cameras will not only help us capture valuable data that was previously unavailable to our officers and detectives but will help reduce complaints, maintain accountability, and build upon our trust and legitimacy with the Miami-Dade community that we serve."
The Safariland Group acquired VIEVU in June 2015 to meaningfully invest in VIEVU and leverage its products across Safariland’s robust distribution network and extensive relationships with police departments.