BWC TTA Updates

BWC PIP Spotlight

Practices from the Field: Hogansville, Georgia Police Department 

The Hogansville, GA, Police Department first implemented body-worn cameras in the middle of 2008 when former Chief of Police Moses Ector purchased two body cameras for a trail run at an International Chiefs of Police Conference. When we first deployed the cameras, there were two that were shared by the shifts. The cameras were not able to keep up with the charging requirements to remain functional so they were briefly decommissioned and spent a few months shelved...

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BWCs in the News

Study On Tempe Police Suggests Best Body Camera Implementation

New research suggests when police departments slowly roll out body-worn cameras, their implementation goes better — both within the department and in the community. The study specifically looked at the Tempe Police Department. Mike White, a professor of criminology and criminal justice at ASU, worked on the paper and came on The Show to talk about his research.

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In View Commentary: Releasing BWC Video to the Public: Policy Implications

This piece addresses the release of BWC video to the public by taking a look at the LAPD's revised policy on the release of BWC footae in "critical incidents."  The commentary takes a look at certain remifactions police departments should consider when releasing BWC footage and touches on topics such as privacy, transperancy, and effectiveness. 

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Webinar: BWCs and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Integration

On September 12, 2018, the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team will present a webinar on "BWCs and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Integration". Integration of BWC and CAD systems can provide agencies with more streamlined information. During this webinar, participants will hear from sites who will discuss their experiences with integrating BWCs into their CAD systems, the challenges they faced in combining both systems, the benefits they have experienced, and lessons learned for other agencies looking to do the same. Participants will gain a better understanding of this technology as well the potential best practices to follow when integrating these technologies. 

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