Body-Worn Cameras Project

In June 2015, the SC Legislature passed a bill requiring all state and local law enforcement agencies to implement the use of body-worn cameras and to develop policies and procedures for their use. Greenville Police Chief Ken Miller implemented body-worn cameras in a previous jurisdiction and testified in support of the legislation before a SC Senate committee.

Chief Miller is now leading the Greenville Police Department’s efforts to deploy body-worn cameras on all 125 officers assigned to field operations.
City Council, the City Manager and Chief Miller are committed to the success of the City’s program and are confident that the body-worn camera technology is both useful and necessary for informing and maintaining public confidence and trust. Body-worn camera systems enable officers to record situations that occur in most any environment, and provide the best chance of capturing the entirety of an incident on record, not only to evaluate against law, policy and skills training, but also to enable the Police Department to preserve and present evidence or address concerns with factual information.

Going forward, the Greenville Police Department will partner with a variety of stakeholders, including local and state prosecutors and judges, to develop a body-worn camera policy and to efficiently manage the access and transfer of video evidence. View policy

Public Involvement

The Commission on Fire and Police Practices is also committed to helping implement the program, and there will be a series of community meetings and forums to provide information about the use of body-worn cameras and to solicit feedback from the public. Here's how you can be involved:

Meeting Notifications

To be notified via email or text message of all public meetings, subscribe to the GPD body-worn cameras project calendar, found under the "Calendars" category on the linked page.

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