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TPD to host community forums about new body cameras

TPD to host community forums about new body cameras
Posted at 10:51 AM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 06:59:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Police Department will host community forums about new body cameras for officers.

Chief Michael J. DeLeo will host the forums, which will be held throughout Tallahassee.

The forums are designed to educate citizens about what they can expect when interacting with officers, TPD's policy and procedures and offer opportunities for the public to ask questions about the cameras.

"With the implementation of this essential tool, we will continue our efforts to be transparent with the community, and increase public trust," DeLeo said.

TPD began testing the Axon camera system on April 12, 2018.

The technology will improve digital evidence collection, strengthen officer performance and accountability, document encounters between police and the public, a TPD news release said.

By the end of 2018, all TPD sworn members will be issed the Axon Flex 2 cameras.

Times and places of the Body Worn Camera Community Forums:

August 30 at Thomasville Road Baptist Church

  • 3131 Thomasville Road from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

September 10 at Greater Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church

  • 1816 Saxon Street from 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

September 13th at Jack McLean Community Center

  • 700 Paul Russell Road from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

September 24 at Lawrence Gregory Community Center

  • 1115 Dade Street from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.