Weyerhaeuser donates body cams
The Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department will purchase body cameras with a $13,650 grant from the Weyerhauser Giving Fund.
Stan Webb, Weyerhaeuser manager, said they recently awarded the grant to Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office to support law enforcement.
“Weyerhaeuser has employees and operations in this community, and we are proud to support the sheriff’s department in purchasing equipment that is so important to the entire community,” Webb said.
Sheriff Eric Clark said that the funding will be used to purchase 12 body-worn cameras as well as the support for those units. These cameras will be worn daily by Neshoba County deputies.
“It really helps when we receive this type of support,” Clark said. “We are thankful.”
Clark said body-worn cameras help provide transparency in law enforcement and protect deputies and Sheriff’s Office staff from false complaints. They will be used in training and will help ensure professionalism, he added.
“Neshoba County Sheriff’s Office is working daily to help increase both the safety of the citizens of Neshoba County and the deputies that protect them,” Clark said. “We can maximize our potential with support from the citizens we serve. Thank you to Weyerhaeuser for the contribution made to our community.”
Clark said he did not know when the cameras would come in but has been advised that they can expect a six to eight-week delay. He said they looked forward to beginning training with them and implementing them in the field as soon as possible. He said he would develop a policy for use of the cameras prior to delivery.