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Richmond City Sheriff’s Office Request Public Comment
The Richmond City Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s input on its draft body worn camera policy.
In order to enhance transparency and accountability, accurately record law enforcement actions, capture evidence pursuant to investigations, and ensure the agency continues to provide a high level of service to the community, the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office will equip its deputy sheriffs with body worn cameras.
The purpose of the policy to provide deputies and supervisors in assignments that may interact with members of the public, arrestees, or inmates in an enforcement, custodial, or investigative capacity a body-worn camera for use during the performance of their duties. The use of a body worn camera is intended to enhance the mission of the Sheriff’s Office by accurately capturing contacts between deputies, inmates, and the public.
Prior to the official implementation of full development of body worn cameras, per the Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1723.1 (https://law.lis.virginia.gov/vacode/15.2-1723.1/), the agency shall make the corresponding policy available for public comment and review.
Therefore, included is a Draft copy of the Richmond City Sheriff’s Office Body Worn Camera Policy which may be accessed here.
Comments may be submitted to Sheriff@rva.gov and will be collected until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.