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The Technology Advantage: Using Shoulder-Mounted Cameras Within a Detention Facility
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By Major Timothy L. Smith, Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, North Charleston, South Carolina image

This article describes how the detention center in Charleston County, South Carolina, came to equip its special operations tactical teams with shoulder-mounted video cameras that record situations as they unfold. Because partner team members each wear a camera, two views are captured of every incident. The recordings have proven to be very helpful in after-action reviews by leadership and for evidentiary purposes.

A case study of a recent incident is included, illustrating the value of the technology.

Posted Tue, Aug 20 2013 2:18 PM by Susan Powell


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