WATCH – Back for the Dead! –
August 21, 2020 – “Hear the snorting?” Deputy Steeves asks. “Pinpoint pupils,” he notes. The sheriff’s office says constricted pupils, labored breathing and snorting are all signs of respiratory distress due to a drug overdose. Steeves administered naloxone, better known as Narcan Nasal Spray, to the man’s left nostril and pushed him up onto his side.The man regained consciousness and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office completed the rollout of its bodycam program the day before. The office equipped 80 deputies with the technology.
BodyWorn camera will begin recording automatically under certain scenarios. For the sheriff’s office, those features include:
• Automated activation through CAD: The BodyWorn camera will begin recording when a deputy is assigned to a call.
• Smart holster sensor: The camera will begin recording when a deputy draws their weapon.
• BodyWorn down: The camera will begin recording and send an alert to other officers should a deputy become prone in the field.
• Vehicle sensors: The camera will begin recording whenever a deputy activates their emergency lights.
• Built-in accelerometer: The camera will begin recording when a deputy becomes involved in a vehicle or foot pursuit.