At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (October 15), Houston Police Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr. and HPD commanders will host a community meeting to answer questions and accept input on the department’s draft policy for outfitting all officers with body worn cameras.
The meeting will be held at the Moody Park Community Center at 3725 Fulton, Houston, TX, 77009. Free parking is available.
Chief McClelland speaks on the importance of citizens being informed on the body camera policy on the HPD YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr49YQuvwZA
The HPD began outfitting officers with body cameras in December 2013 when 100 cameras were purchased and distributed to officers in a pilot program. With much of the funding secured to purchase body cameras for all officers, HPD is aiming to roll out more cameras before the end of this year.
HPD’s draft policy on use of body cameras is posted on the department’s website at http://www.houstonpolice.org/. Citizens can provide input by emailing their comments to HPD.Planning@houstonpolice.org thru Monday, October 26