Final phase of Body Worn Camera Program implemented

The final phase of the Winchester Police Department’s (WPD) body worn camera program is now complete, with a total of 69 cameras issued to all patrol officers and detectives through the rank of Lieutenant.

In a statement to WPD personnel, Lieutenant Joshua Spishak thanked everyone for their professionalism and patience as the program progressed to its final phase. Multiple trainings were conducted by the department over the course of the implementation phases (see attached photo).

“I am thankful to our staff who have professionally and seamlessly rolled out this important body worn camera project to the men and women of the Winchester Police Department,” stated Chief John Piper.  “I am confident that these cameras will be an effective tool for our officers and for the community we serve, by enhancing officer safety, accountability, and transparency.”

The body-worn camera policy is available to the public on the department’s website. Further information about the program may also be obtained by watching Chief Piper’s episode of the City’s news show, publiCITY.