Body cameras are on the way to Page County

Page County Sheriff Chad Cubbage announced that the Sheriff’s Office has been working on securing funding for body worn camera systems.

Before any law enforcement agency in Virginia can purchase or deploy body-worn cameras, they must first establish and adopt a written policy for the operation of the systems.

In addition to identifying the best practices which are consistent with Virginia’s laws and regulations, law enforcement agencies must also make the policy available for review by the public prior to its adoption and implementation.

PCSO has drafted a policy based on the Department of Criminal Justice Services Model Policy.

The policy covers the following: use of body worn cameras generally, equipment, officer responsibility, supervisor responsibility, privacy and restricted use, access, and video retention.

The policy is available for public review Monday through Friday 8 am – 4 pm until August 1st at the Page County Sheriff’s Office Administrative Building.

The policy will go into effect barring any disputes on August 2nd, 2023.

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FCSO conclude Election Day investigation

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On Election Day, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman complaining about a man taking pictures of her at a polling location.

The male was identified as Shawn Graber, Back Creek Supervisor.

A responding officer confronted Graber.

Graber claimed he was documenting illegal voting activities.

He contacted Sheriff Lenny Millholand the following day with complaints on the responding deputy claiming voter intimidation.

After an investigation using body cameras and the written report, Graber’s claims were proven false.

They also revealed the deputy acted appropriately when dealing with both parties involved.

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