Rotarians Elsie and Richard Whisenant sponsored the program – their son Richie who has been on the police force for over 30 years. He actually presented a program 30 years ago about being a rookie cop. Today he focused on Body Worn Camera (BWC), the rules and all that goes with it. He was a Captain with the Greensboro Police Department and this is their policy.
Richie said the cameras have cleared officers in more cases than shown a bad officer. 90 hours of video are recorded each day and saved 90 days or 3 years depending on the event. Cameras are very expensive. Greensboro created a Police foundation to collect private funds to help pay for the cameras and data storage.