INDIANAPOLIS–If you want to get body camera footage from the Indianapolis Metro Police Department, you’ll have to pay for it.
For less than 30 minutes of video, IMPD is charging $50. It is $100 for 30 to 60 minutes of video. It is $150 for any video longer than an hour.
“IMPD remains committed to our body-worn camera program and has already seen how the videos can be beneficial to both officers and the community. As we look to sustain the program into the future, we are introducing a fee structure within the guidelines set by the state of Indiana,” said IMPD Chief Randal Taylor.
IMPD says that fee structure is in line with the state’s guidelines and helps cover staffing costs. All fees collected go directly back into IMPD’s body-worn camera program.
Pricing is set per video, not per request. All fees collected will go back into IMPD’s body-worn camera program. Taylor says the program’s annual expense for the devices and storage of video is about $1.6 million.
The fee structure is based on costs associated with video production. IMPD says it takes one professional staff employee 2.25 hours of redaction work to review and prepare one hour of video.
“For a large incident involving 20 officers, who each have two hours of video, it would require 90 hours of staff time to process one request,” said an IMPD news release.
IMPD began using body cameras in August 2020. More than 1,290 IMPD officers are equipped with body-worn cameras.
You can use this link to request a body cam video.