TODAY: HCSO announcing deployment of body-worn cameras


What: Sheriff Chad Chronister will unveil the new body-worn cameras that uniformed patrol deputies will now wear in an effort to document interactions with the public, further existing community trust, and keep deputies safer.
When: Monday, August 17, 2020, 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room, 520 N Falkenburg Rd, Tampa, FL 33619

This morning Sheriff Chad Chronister will announce the deployment of body-worn cameras for uniformed patrol deputies and certain specialty units at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Training for body-worn cameras is currently underway.

Back in June, Sheriff Chronister went before the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners requesting body-worn cameras for the office. Commissioners approved funding for the equipment in a vote of 6-1.
“I am confident that body-worn cameras will further our commitment at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office of continuing to build trust through transparency,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This small device will be a big step forward in addressing calls for accountability among law enforcement.”
The new cameras will be on display at a press conference scheduled for today, August 17, at the Falkenburg Road Jail Assembly Room.