User Login    
 + Register
News : Committee Formed To Investigate Need For Body Cameras At Trenton Police Department
Posted by Randy on 2014/8/28 4:09:28 (261 reads) News by the same author

Chief Tommy Wright announces the implementation of a Trenton Police Department Police Body Camera steering committee.
Click to see original Image in a new window

Over the last four plus weeks, the Trenton Police Department has been testing and evaluating police worn body cameras. Chief Wright advises that “Body cameras promote public trust, transparency, accountability, and help gather evidence. Additionally, they help to exonerate officers from malicious complaints and help to provide input for needed training”.

In order to ensure a more comprehensive community approach towards the possible implementation of the body cameras, Chief Wright has commissioned a community based, ten person committee to explore the need for the cameras and to help develop policy and procedures for their use if the committee establishes a need for such equipment.

Chief Wright advises the committee is made up of two prosecutors, two Trenton Police Officers, and six community members. This group is slated to meet four times with the fourth meeting being a final proposal meeting. The group will answer the following questions:

The Police Body Camera Steering Committee will need to answer the following questions;

1. Is there a need for Police Body Cameras in the Trenton Police Department?

2. If the committee establishes a need, what make/brand/type/model of police body camera should be purchased?

3. If the committee establishes a need, how many should be purchased?

4. If the committee establishes a need, what incidents should be recorded by members of the Trenton Police Department?

5. If the committee establishes a need and develops a proposed make/model/brand/type, what is the final cost for the number of those cameras proposed?

6. If the committee establishes a need, how can the police department gain funding for these during the current budget cycle so that they can be implemented in an expeditious manner?

The Trenton Police Department Body Camera Steering Committee meetings will be open to the public and at the beginning of each meeting will be a public comments section. Public Comments and input are welcome and should focus on the questions posed to the committee. The meetings are scheduled as follows:

Thursday evenings at the Grundy County Law Enforcement Center at 5:00-6:00 pm.

The meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

Thursday, September 4th, 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 11th, 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 18th, 5:00 pm
Thursday, September 25th, 5:00 pm (Final Meeting)

Meetings should last no more than 1 to 1.5 hours.

Printer Friendly Page Send this Story to a Friend Create a PDF from the article


Other articles
2014/12/22 9:40:00 - Brookfield Woman Wins Missouri Lottery Cash Prize
2014/12/22 9:33:22 - Ketcham Community Center Announces Special Holiday Hours
2014/12/22 7:40:00 - Bethany Veterinarian Receives Agriculture Award
2014/12/22 7:30:00 - Trenton Accident Injures Two Women
2014/12/20 21:31:01 - Rice's Buzzer-Beater Earns Illinois Braggin' Rights Over Mizzou
2014/12/20 21:30:00 - Sierra Michaelis Has "Career Night", Mizzou Wins At Wake Forest
2014/12/20 21:27:53 - Haney Refiles For Chillicothe's Mayoral Position
2014/12/20 21:24:25 - Trenton Fire Damages Rapid Removal Trash Truck
2014/12/20 21:18:16 - Friday Accident Injures Browning Woman
2014/12/20 21:15:27 - Traffic Accident Reported Near Mount Moriah
2014/12/20 7:00:00 - NCMC Women Swept On Florida Road Trip
2014/12/20 6:55:42 - Sporting KC To Open 2015 Season Against Nemesis New York
2014/12/20 6:47:35 - Mizzou Starting Receiver To Miss Citrus Bowl
2014/12/20 6:40:58 - Trenton Gets Low Seeds For Ultra-Competitive Lawson Invitational Tournament
2014/12/20 6:34:29 - NCMC Holiday Hoops Begins With Wellington-Napoleon Sweep
2014/12/20 6:30:00 - Winston Boys Go Overtime To Win HDC Tournament Title
2014/12/19 17:20:11 - KC Royals Sign Starting Pitcher Edinson Volquez
2014/12/19 17:20:00 - Medlen In, Giavotella Out In Kansas City
2014/12/19 17:16:45 - California JUCO Player Verbals To Mizzou
2014/12/19 17:09:57 - Chillicothe Man Involved In I-435 Multi-Vehicle Accident
2014/12/19 17:04:42 - Thursday Accident Near Newtown Injures Area Women
2014/12/19 17:00:52 - Moore Files For Chillicothe Councilman-At-Large
2014/12/19 16:56:56 - Trial for Trenton Man Accused Of Murder Begins In January
2014/12/19 16:50:42 - Princeton Medical Clinic Adds X-Rays
2014/12/19 16:46:25 - Unionville Man Wins Patrol Trooper Award
2014/12/19 16:41:05 - Friday Morning Wreck Injures Cameron Man
2014/12/19 16:37:52 - Bethany Native Resigns Maryville Superintendent Position
2014/12/18 15:10:26 - 550 Million Year Old Fossils Provide New Clues about Fossil Formation
2014/12/18 15:10:00 - Daniel, Maclin, Coffman Highlight Mizzou's 2014 Hall Of Fame Class
2014/12/18 15:03:45 - Gallatin Man Organizing Regional Horticulture Conference



Bookmark this article at these sites

                   

Listen to KTTN-FM