PINEVILLE, W.Va. – Chief of Police Zack Helmandollar announced that as of January 18, 2022, the Pineville Police Department launched a new policy requiring the use of Body-worn Cameras (BWC’s) purchased and supplied by the Town of Pineville.
This policy will permit officers to activate their body-worn camera while making routine traffic stops, all use of force, all arrests and summonses, all interactions with people suspected of criminal activity, all searches of persons and property, any call to a crime in progress, and some investigative actions.
The Pineville Police Department recognized the importance of transparency and accountability in its law enforcement operations. Keeping our community safe is our top priority.
“Law enforcement is most effective when there is accountability and trust between law enforcement and the community,” said Helmandollar. “The body worn cameras promote transparency and confidence, not only within the community, but also within law enforcement who work alongside the Pineville Police Department.”