Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Picayune, Poplarville, Pearl River County All Using Body Cameras

Per a report in the Picayune Item:

  • For the past year and a half officers with the Picayune Police Department have been using the small devices as part of the department’s new policy, said Chief Bryan Dawsey.

  • Poplarville Police Chief Charlie Fazende said his officers have also been using them. For the past year his staff of 10 full time officers and one part time officer all have their own body camera.

  • The Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department is using them on a limited basis. However, Sheriff David Allison said he has plans to implement them department wide. Currently two of the cameras are used by their DUI officers and three are being used by narcotics investigators, Chief Deputy Shane Tucker said.