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Body Worn and In-Car Camera Program

The Metro Nashville Police Department is committed to serving our community with pride and professionalism. As part of this commitment, our department recognizes Body Worn and In-Car Camera systems are an effective law enforcement tool that reinforces the public’s perception of police professionalism and transparency, and preserves factual representations of officer-citizen interactions. We further recognize these cameras have the potential to improve community relations, strengthen public trust in law enforcement, lower the number of citizen complaints, defend officers against false accusations, increase agency accountability and improve officer training and evaluation.

We are deploying a pilot program of Watch Guard Body Worn and In-Car Camera systems to patrol and traffic officers starting in March 2020. The goal of this pilot program is to begin the full deployment process in a manner which allows for an evaluation of the impact Body Worn and In-Car video will have on other elements of the criminal justice system.

If you would like to provide feedback on the Body Worn and In-Car Camera program, please email bodycamfeedback@nashville.gov.

Body Worn and In-Car Camera Systems Policy