Spokane Police Host Body Camera Community Forum on Thursday, 10/30

Monique Cotton, Director of Communication and Public Information, 509.363.8285

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

The Spokane Police Department will host a body worn camera community forum this Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. at the Cataldo Hall Globe Room on the Gonzaga University Campus.

  • The purpose of the forum is to familiarize members of the community with the equipment, draft policy, public records request process, privacy concerns, and to solicit thoughts and comments.
  • Additionally, members of the public are encouraged to send their thoughts, concerns and comments regarding body worn cameras to the Department via the following website (there is a comment section at the bottom of the page).

The implementation of the Spokane Police Department’s body worn camera pilot project began on September 1, 2014. Seventeen (17) Spokane Police officers volunteered to participate in the pilot project.

In addition to addressing technical and logistical issues, SPD leadership will use the pilot project to finalize the body camera policy, based on officer and community feedback.

The pilot phase will end on December 31, 2014, with adjustments being made to the body worn camera policy and procedures based on officer and community input.

Visit our Body Camera Pilot page for additional information on body cameras or to schedule a body worn camera presentation.

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