Reinforcing Our Commitment to Transparency
CMPF raised $450,000 to purchase 1,400 body-worn cameras for patrol officers. This initial funding was also the catalyst for a $7M investment from the city to issue body-worn cameras to all patrol officers. More recently, CMPD deployed cameras to SWAT, the Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, other tactical units and all officers working secondary employment, making Charlotte the first major city to equip all officers with body-worn cameras. It’s just one of the ways the CMPD is proving its commitment to transparency and, as a result, has seen a 30% reduction in external complaints since the full launch of the program.