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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.

After successfully deploying a pilot program of WatchGuard Body Worn and In-Car Camera systems in early 2020, we are currently in the process of equipping patrol officers in all eight precincts with this technology. Each officer will complete approximately twelve hours of classroom and hands-on training with the cameras prior to using them in the field. We are committed to deploying the cameras to officers as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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

Camera Deployment Status

April 1, 2021 Program Totals:

  • Total active employees equipped with body worn cameras: 585
  • Total watchguard in-car camera installs: 293

Deployments Completed

  • East Precinct
  • Madison Precinct
  • North Precinct
  • West Precinct
  • Field Training Officers
  • Traffic Section
  • Special Response Tactical
  • Office of Community Engagement and Partnerships
  • Training Division
  • Recruit Training Session 91
  • MDHA Task Force

Future Deployment Projections

  • May 2021: Begin Central and Midtown Hills precinct
  • June 2021: Begin Hermitage and South precinct