Clarksville Police Department (CPD)
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are inviting citizens to take part in a new community survey about the department’s implementation of police officer body-worn cameras.
The survey can be completed online at www.cityofclarksville.com/cpdbodycamerasurvey from March 1st-31st, 2019. Citizens also may pick up and return a paper copy of the survey at the following locations.
- Clarksville Police Headquarters
135 Commerce Street.
- Clarksville Police North Precinct office
211 Cunningham Lane.
- Clarksville Police South Precinct office
1584 Vista Lane Suite C.
- Clarksville City Hall security desk
One Public Square.
- Clarksville Gas and Water South Service Center
2215 Madison Street.
- Clarksville Gas and Water North Service Center
2015 Fort Campbell Boulevard.
The department began phased implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in September 2018 after obtaining a $337,500 U.S. Department of Justice grant, with an equal match approved by the Clarksville City Council. So far, 147 of the 226 body-worn cameras funded by the first grant have been fielded. The remaining 79 BWCs from the initial grant are expected to be operational by April 1st.
The Clarksville Police Department has been approved for a second federal BWC grant for $114,130, which requires approval of another $114,130 in matching funds by the City Council. The second grant would outfit 76 more officers, bringing the department total to 302 BWCs.
The community survey is part of the Department of Justice grant process and the Clarksville Police Department’s efforts to maintain an open public dialogue and seek feedback on the BWC program.
Additionally, CPD will conduct a town hall meeting about the BWC program in coming weeks to provide the public an opportunity to offer feedback and opinions, and express any concerns.
The meeting date will be announced as soon as plans are finalized.