BWC TTA Updates

BWC Commentary: The Importance of Body-Worn Camera Training and Policy, Commentary from the Chief’s Perspective

Check out a new "In View" commentary piece from Harold Medlock, Retired Chief of Fayetteville, NC and BWC TTA Subject Matter Expert. 

This piece addresses the value of BWCs. It also provides a perspective from former cheif of police Harold Medlock on why BWCs are important in the line of duty. The commentray also addresses creating a BWC policy, implementaion, and overcoming resistence to BWCs.

Read the full post here.  

BWC PIP Sites in the News

The Policing Project partnered with the Camden County Police Department (CCPD) to solicit community input on the department’s body-worn camera policy. The CCPD currently is in the process of implementing its body-worn camera program. To ensure that its body-worn camera policy is consistent with the values and interests of Camden residents, the Chief of Police, Scott Thomson, invited the Policing Project to assist the department in engaging the community around what its policy should be.

To read the entire report click here

New Resource: Body-Worn Camera Toolkit Training Spotlight

Implementing body-worn cameras in a police agency has an impact on virtually every key aspect of police operations, including training, investigations, community relations, resource allocation, and more. With the growing adoption of body-worn cameras, the need for effective law enforcement training is paramount to help ensure that officers have the necessary knowledge and tools to confront the difficult tasks they encounter on a daily basis. The following considerations and resources will serve as helpful information in support of this challenge. As body-worn cameras are part of an emerging and growing field, this list of resources is not comprehensive; the Bureau of Justice Assistance Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance team will continuously update this document with emerging research, resources, and best practices surrounding these topics as they become available. 

To view the spotlight report, click here

Webinar: Technology Analytics and Redaction

On March 27, 2017 at 12:00pm EDT, the BWC TTA Team hosted the webinar on Technology Analytics and Redaction. Video analytics is the basis for accurate redaction and the necessary tool that allows us to 'read' footage. This webinar discussed research findings on video analytics, its hidden risks, and the dis/advantages of available redaction technology. Subject matter experts also discussed the key components of video redaction during this webinar. 

Click here to listen to the webinar recording.