CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Safety Committee Meeting
Monday, February 27, 2023
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:32 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:59 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
|Chairperson Kathleen M Toomey |
|Vice Chairperson Sarai Rivera |
|Councilor Donna M Colorio |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Kathleen M Toomey
Councilor Donna M Colorio|
|Also:||Police Chief Steve Sargent
WPD Captain Carl Supernor
WPD Lieutenant Sean Murtha
Deputy City Clerk Stephen AJ Pottle, clerk|
Virtual Attendee Call-In Information
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021 and in order to ensure active, public engagement, the City of Worcester currently allows for both in-person and remote participation at all City Council and Standing Committee meetings. To partake in the meeting, you may attend the meeting in-person within the meeting location, follow the below link to join via Zoom or dial the direct line as indicated.
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Approval of the Minutes
Order - That the City Council Standing Committee of Public Safety hereby approves the minutes of the Public Safety Committee meeting on February 8, 2023.
Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and moved for a roll call to adopt the item. Order adopted on a roll call of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)
Communication of the City Manager - Police Department
Transmitting informational communication relative to a report detailing the implementation and structural organization of the Body Worn Camera Program and final policy thereof.
# 8.12A CM February 7, 2023
Chairperson Councilor Toomey read the item and recognized the Police Chief, who provided an overview of the implementation and structural organization of the Body Worn Camera Program.
Chairperson Councilor Toomey discussed the hiring of Redaction Analysts for the Body Worn Camera Program, how data is classified as public and non-public records, the recommendations made by the ACLU, how the public can submit concerns regarding the program to the Police Department and how the cameras are activated with the Police Chief and WPD Lieutenant.
Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Councilor Colorio, who discussed the review process and feasibility of updating the policies for the Body Worn Camera Program with Police Chief.
Chairperson Councilor Toomey recognized Police Captain, who discussed the rollout of the Body Worn Camera Program.
Chairperson Councilor Toomey moved for a roll call vote to recommend the item be filed.
Recommend File on a roll call vote of 2 Yeas and 0 Nays (Rivera absent)