SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. – The Springfield Police Department is pleased to announce the adoption of body-worn cameras to further document interactions between citizens and law enforcement officers.
All officers assigned to patrol operations will wear Watchguard body-worn cameras while encountering citizens and answering calls for service during their assigned shifts.
“The implementation of the Watchguard body-worn cameras helps improve visual and audio evidence collected by recording from the officers’ point of view,” said Police Chief Jason Head. “By adding body-worn cameras, the Springfield Police Department seeks to strengthen public confidence in our officers and increase safety. Both can be accomplished with accountability and performance.”
Body-worn cameras will be used in addition to in-car video cameras that are already in use in all patrol vehicles by Springfield Police Department officers.