Clarksville Police Department
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department reports that the fielding of the body-worn cameras is progressing smoothly and on schedule.
The first BWCs cameras were fielded on October 29th, 2018 to the handpicked “super users”. Since then, patrol officers who were already trained on BWC departmental policy, received additional training from the “super users” on the hardware and software associated with the use of the BWCs.
In mid-November, as originally projected, BWCs were fielded for one of the policing district patrol shifts.
The next round of BWCs will be fielded, December 13th, to another policing district patrol shift and the traffic unit.
That will bring the numbers of BWCs on the streets up to 120, which is approximately half the units available for deployment at this time. The next round of deployments is scheduled for January 2019.