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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

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Richard Coleman
Richard Coleman Federal VP

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

"Axon is proud to partner with the world class law enforcement agency that is the U.S. Border Patrol. We will increase agent safety and allow for more accountability with our new body camera program of record," said Axon federal vice president and general manager, Richard Coleman. "We look forward to continuing our support of the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection."

Axon’s Body 3 cameras have been backed by Axon Evidence. The company’s technology is a General Services Administration (GSA) FedRAMP-Authorized cloud-based digital evidence management solution available to federal law enforcement. 

With the Axon Incident-Driven Video Recording System (IDVRS), agents will provide additional documentation during enforcement incidents as well as evidence to support agents in the field. The cameras will also provide a layer of transparency that will support law enforcement and civilian sectors.

Axon’s new technology will allow CBP to be more efficient and better serve the public. Beginning in the spring of 2021, the IDVRS will be deployed in phases across San Diego, Yuma, Tucson, El Paso, Big Bend, Del Rio, Rio Grande Valley, and Swanton sector on the northern border.

CBP conducted a body-worn camera feasibility study in 2014, followed by a six-month operational evaluation in 2018. The evaluation recommended a targeted deployment to locations where cameras can provide the greatest benefit to both the public and agents.

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