During some encounters, officers will use their discretion when deciding whether or not to record. Officers are required to continue recording once started until the conclusion of the incident, or until it becomes apparent that additional recording is unlikely to capture information having evidentiary value. Officers will document in their reports when a video is recorded, any instances when video was not recorded when it should have been and any time a recording is stopped prior to the end of an incident.
Officers are required to record when they are involved in:
- Traffic stop
- Investigative stop of a pedestrian
- Searches, seizures and arrests
- Use of force
- Adversarial, hostile or confrontational encounters
- Any other activities likely to yield information having evidentiary value
Recording is not required during medical situations unless there is a reason to use the camera to collect evidence.