In 2017, the Nevada governor signed a bill making it a requirement for all law enforcement officers interacting with the public to wear audio-visual recording devices, or bodycams, in 2018. This newly enacted standard feature of uniforms was designed to strengthen the relationship with the community and provide transparency when the officers are on duty. To meet the requirements of the new law, the city of Reno, Nevada needed a high-capacity, mission critical network to support the large bodycam downloads by 230 users at multiple locations across their city footprint.
At the end of each shift, public-facing officers upload encrypted bodycam videos at three locations around the city including the main police station, a sub-station or fire station. Each location is connected with Spectrum Enterprise Fiber Internet Access and Ethernet solutions, installed in a few short months, to ensure fast and secure transmission of the videos to the city's digital evidence platform. This critical footage is seen as a benefit to the officers, police departments and their constituents, who can review the videos for at least one year after upload.