Greenville Police to issue body cameras

Training should be completed May 5th

Ed Jenson
April 12, 2017 - 11:02 am

Greenville Police will start to issue body cameras and start training officers on how to use them starting next week.

The Police department received a grant of nearly $94,000 from the U.S. Department of Justice to pay for the cameras. Another $126,000 for the technology was provided by Greenville City Council.

 If all goes well, they hope to have Training completed on May 5th

“We believe that the use of body-worn cameras is an important step forward in preventing and addressing police-community conflict. They can help us diffuse tensions and need for force, and can help us better understand and explain those instances where police actions are questioned,” said Police Chief Ken Miller. “While they may not fully capture every event or every angle, these cameras are extraordinarily useful in evaluating interactions between the police and public, and in improving professional performance.”

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