GREEN BAY — The Green Bay Packers have teamed up with the city of Green Bay in order to purchase public safety technology, including body cameras for the Green Bay Police Department.
The technology system, developed by Axon, includes hardware, software and training that spans in a five-year agreement.
Out of the $3.6 million needed to support the system, the Packers' combined contribution value at more than $926,000.
“As an organization, we are committed to using our platform and providing resources to help achieve racial equity and social justice,” said Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy. “In conversations with our players, community partners and elected officials, we determined that supporting this purchase would complement our many other efforts to address injustices in our communities of color. The cameras will also help the police perform their duties more effectively and benefit the local community. We are proud to be working with Green Bay and Axon to bring this technology to our city in order to enhance public safety and affect meaningful change.”
The Axon system will feature 'Replay Coaching' that will help officers learn and improve from their life experiences in the field. The coaching tool enables officers to request feedback on any situation captured on their body camera from supervisors.
Supervisors will then provide feedback and/or recommend additional coaching, such as empathy or mental health response training, to promote an ongoing learning environment.
“I am confident that Axon’s technology will help our department better serve Green Bay, not only by helping increase our efficiency and performance, but also by letting community members know they are protected with livestream body cameras that alert our agency of escalated incidents,” said Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith. “We serve to build trust, safety and a higher quality of life for everyone here in Green Bay and we’re thankful for the Packers’ contribution.”