Not long ago, I was talking with a police officer in the Riverside County area, he explained to me why the police officers were worried about folks using their smart phones and taking video of them while they were doing their duty. His comments made a lot of sense, and for his safety and his fellow officers, I can certainly understand his concerns. Of course, there is no way to stop everyone from using their smart phones to take pictures, otherwise you’d need three officers for every single arrest to make sure no one took those pictures due to all the passers-by.Recently, I read an interesting article with a video attached; “Body cameras a valuable tool for Rialto police,” by Leticia Juarez, published on April 24, 2013 on the ABC News affiliate in Los Angeles. The article spoke of the reality that once the police officers were using these cameras, all of the sudden the number of complaints against the police department dropped by 88%. There are probably two reasons for this. One is that the police officers know that there is footage, so they aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong, therefore doing their job better and in a more humane manner.But there’s another reason why the complaints were down by 88%. It is often been said that 80% of the complaints against any police officer turn out to be false when they are thoroughly investigated by a secondary team. So what this tells me is that the police officers are watching their P’s and Q’s better by 8%, and the citizens being arrested don’t dare complain because they know that the proof is on that camera.Each one of these devices cost about $1200, that’s not cheap, but it is cheap considering that they can reduce the number of complaints by 88%, and they don’t have to hire his many investigators at the police department to go chase down all this information, and interview the suspects, and witnesses.All in all these cameras makes sense. In fact, they make so much sense that you might even go to your local police department and suggest that your city use these cameras to help them do their jobs better. It keeps everyone honest on all sides of the fence, and overall is sure to save money. In fact, our think tank which happens to operate online is considering recommending these to several of our local area police departments here in California. Perhaps you might consider recommending the same where you are. Please consider all this and think on it.