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Clarksville police want input on body cameras

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Posted at 1:56 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 02:56:55-05

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Clarksville Police Department is requesting community input about its body-worn camera program, as it decides whether to acquire more cameras for officers.

The department released a community survey about the implementation of the body camera program. It is asking citizens to complete the online survey during the month of March.

The department has had body cameras since September of 2018. It obtained them through a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and Clarksville City Council. So far, 147 of 226 body-worn cameras are being used in the field. The rest of the cameras are expected to be in use by April 2019, the department said. The CPD has been approved for another body-worn camera grant to outfit 76 more officers with cameras. However, it would require more matching funds from City Council.

The survey is part of the process to get the second grant from the Department of Justice.

If you do not have access to the internet, a paper copy of the survey can be picked up at Police Headquarters, the North Precinct office, the South Precinct office, City Hall, Gas and Water South, or Gas and Water North.

Click here to take the survey online.