'Police POV' Uses On-Officer Cameras

Police POV is a new series from truTV that uses a special camera system that can be worn by police officers. This device will allow television viewers to experience police work at first-hand, during "every chase, shootout, takedown or confrontation as they patrol the streets of America’s cities."


(Head-Mounted camera by AXON)

“POLICE POV takes the Cops-style genre to an unprecedented level by giving viewers first-person access to an officer’s point-of-view,” said Marc Juris, executive vice president and general manager of truTV. “POLICE POV delivers on truTV’s brand promise by using innovative technology to immerse viewers in the riveting, fast-paced world of police work like never before.”

“We are thrilled to partner with cutting-edge industry leaders like truTV and TASER,” said Mickey Stern, co-owner and executive producer of BASE. “Law-enforcement programming is among the most successful genres in television. Reinventing it for a new era is a challenging and exciting opportunity.”

Technovelgy readers may recall an earlier story; for additional details about the AXON technology (including a short video), see Head-Mounted Cameras For San Jose Police. AXON is absolutely serious about providing a full solution; take a look at the Evidence.com Virtual Evidence Warehouse By TASER (with a reference to Charles Stross' Halting State).

Science fiction movie fans may recall the very similar cameras used by the Colonial marines in the 1986 movie Aliens.


(From Aliens)

SF fans may also recall the True-Vu lenses from David Brin's 1990 novel Earth.

Similar themes were explored in the 1995 film Strange Days. In the film, the SQUID (Super-conducting Quantum Interference Device ) receptor rig recorded not just video; it was able to record your complete sensory experience.


(SQUID receptor rig from Strange Days)

The series is slated to premiere on truTV Sunday, April 17, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).

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