Body-Worn Camera TTA Webinars

The Body-Worn Camera TTA webinars provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement officers, researchers, and the law enforcement community to learn and discuss topics related to body-worn cameras. The webinars are recorded for you to view on our website at your own convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.

Check out the most recently posted webinar recording:

Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Program New Grantee Webinar

 

BWC TTA Webinars

Webinar Title Description Presenters Date
Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Program New Grantee Webinar

This webinar served as an orientation to the FY17 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Grant Program. During this webinar, sites heard from BJA and the training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, CNA Corporation. The webinar also familiarized the sites with the goals of the program, the role and value of TTA, provided introductions of the BJA grant administrators, and also gave a brief overview of grant administration requirements. 

John Markovic, Lauren Troy, Gerardo Velazquez, James "Chip" Coldren, Michael White, and Craig Uchida Monday, November 20, 2017
BWC Implementation: Learning from the FY2015 BWC PIP Sites

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Project (PIP) in FY 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies with the enhancement or implementation of Body-Worn Camera (BWC) initiatives. The primary goals of PIP are to improve public safety, reduce crime, and improve public trust between police and the citizens they serve. This webinar showcased the progress and lessons learned from three FY15 BWC PIP sites. Representatives from San Antonio, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, and Elgin, IL police departments discussed their reasons for implementing BWCs, the importance of developing a comprehensive policy, how they overcame implementation challenges, and how the BWCTTA was able to assist them in this process.

 

J. Patrick McCreary, Denise Rodriguez, Wayne Alsup, Ana Lalley, and James Patrick Rigdon Monday, September 25, 2017
Beyond Arrest: Prosecutor and defense attorney perspectives

We are learning that the implementation of body worn camera (BWC) technology involves more than just the introduction of new technology into law enforcement. The implementation of body-worn cameras is complex and should involve other justice stakeholders such as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Some of the more important issues for police agencies as the implement their BWC programs are the sharing and transferring of video footage while maintaining a chain of custody, accurate resource planning, and understanding how to best use BWC footage for screening cases and/or charges. This webinar provided participants with varying approaches to these issues from the perspective of both prosecutors and defense attorneys.

John Markovic, Thomas Woodmansee, Kristine Hamann, Damon Mosler, and Erika Bierma Tuesday, July 18, 2017
A Spotlight on BWCs and Training

Implementing body-worn cameras in a police agency has an impact on virtually every key aspect of police operations, including training. 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. This webinar discusses a list of considerations and resources presented by our panelist that will serve as helpful information in support of this challenge. In addition Dr. Charles Katz, Professor at Arizona State University and BWC TTA Subject Matter Expert discussed the BWC TTA Training Guide, which will assist agencies as they develop their BWC training.

John Markovic, Dr. Charles Katz, Commander James Henning, and Captain Daniel Zehnder Wednesday, June 28, 2017
BWC TTA Webinar:Beyond Patrol Body Worn Cameras in Specialized Units

This webinar, hosted by BWC TTA partner, Arizona State University (ASU), reviewed the findings from their recently released report on the use of body-worn cameras in specialized units. This webinar also included representatives from local law enforcement agencies who described their experiences in implementing BWCs in non-patrol units. 

Dr. Michael White, Dr. Jane Gaub, Commander Noah Johnson, Lieutenant John Leon, Assistant Chief Michael Petti Tuesday, May 30, 2017
BWC TTA Webinar on Technology Analytics and Redaction

We are learning that the implementation of body worn camera (BWC) technology involves more than the introduction of new technology into law enforcement. Full implementation of BWCs in a police agency affects key areas of operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. This webinar discussed research findings about video analytics, and its hidden risks as well as the advantages of available technology. In addition key components of video redaction were presented by subject matter experts in the field.

Craig Uchida, Todd Maxwell, Commander Pat Rigdon, Tom Woodmansee Monday, March 27, 2017
BWC Program Implementation: Highlighting Small Agencies

This webinar discusses different approaches, and best practices to body worn camera (BWC) implementation. Representatives from small police agencies discussed important issues as: RFP process, policy considerations, officer concerns, and training. 

Lieutenant William Kushina, Training Officer Erik Villarreal, Major Ken Caldwell Friday, February 24, 2017
BWC TTA Webinar on Community Input on BWC Policy Development

External input into the development of body worn camera policies, including justice system and community stakeholders, is a cornerstone of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (PIP). This webinar discussed principles and practices regarding police-community collaboration, and how these relate to BWC policy development. Several funded PIP sites;Camden County, New Jersey, Police Department, Dinwiddie County, Virginia's Sheriff's Police Department and Beaverton, Oregon Police Department contributed information regarding how they worked with community groups to inform their BWC policy development.

Hildy Saizow, Captain Albert Handy, Major William Knott, Captain Eric Oathes Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Are Officers Following Body-Worn Camera Policy? Considering The Issues Around Assessing Officer Compliance

This webinar discusses different approaches to how police agencies monitor compliance to body worn camera (BWC) policy, and how they manage non-compliance to BWC policy. Representatives from Corpus Christi Police Department, New Orleans Police Department, San Antonio Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitain Police Department discussed important issues as: how to audit and monitor compliance to BWC policy, adjustments to monitoring over time, variations in responses to officer non-compliance, and constraints due to vendor provisions for monitoring data.

Dr. Michael White, Commander Todd Green, Sergeant Kevin Seuzeneau, Captain Daniel Zehnder Monday, December 19, 2016
FY 2016 Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program: Introduction to Training and Technical Assistance Webinar

This webinar introduced the FY 2016 BWC PIP Sites to the BWC TTA Team and its subject matter experts. The webinar also discussed available BWC TTA resources and outlined the process for TTA delivery.

Michael Roosa, James "Chip" Coldren, Michael White, Jimmy Steyee Monday, November 14, 2016
Strategic Communications, the Media, and BWC Videos

As body worn cameras are being implemented across the country there is a new expectation for the quick release of footage and information, especially after a deadly use of force incident. This webinar discussed how agencies can best manage and respond to the media and community after a crisis or high profile event that involves deliberate or inadvertent release of video footage. Panelists discussed their strategies and experiences in responding to police critical incidents, as well as recommendations regarding how best to plan for and respond to incidents involving video footage. 

Laura McElroy, Christopher Cook, Damon Mosler, Laura Meltzer Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Straight Talk About Body Worn Camera Storage

Many cities, trying to implement body worn cameras, have found data storage and related costs to be a major stumbling block. Data retention and storage options are equally important to  understand when building a body worn camera program.This webinar provided both options and solutions to many of the storage issues departments encounter.

Charles Stephenson, Michael Kurtenbach, Christopher Whigham, Mark Leech, James Coldren Friday, September 30, 2016
Building Body-Worn Camera Program Policies

This webinar provided information about the spectrum of policy decisions current agencies are using to operate their body-worn camera program. This will include recommendations on how to meet the BJA requirements, why they are so important, how PIP agencies are faring in the policy review, how to avoid setbacks, and model policy components.
 

Dr. Michael White, Dr. Charles Katz Thursday, August 25, 2016
Body Worn Cameras and Use of Force

This webinar discussed the importance of reviewing and refining the use of force policy in the successful implementation of BWC programs.

Nola Joyce, Dan Zehnder, Harold Medlock, & Tom Woodmansee (facilitator) Tuesday, July 26, 2016
BWC Procurement Dos and Don'ts

This webinar covers lessons learned and best practice related to the body worn camera procurement process. Real world examples and models for the process were presented.

James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr; Michael Petti; Douglas Wiorek; Craig D. Uchida; & Stephen Fender Monday, June 13, 2016
FY 2015 Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program - Introduction to Training and Technical Assistance

This webinar was hosted by the CNA team and BJA and provides an introduction to the BWC TTA program to the FY 2015 BWC-PIP sites.

James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr. & Michael Roosa Friday, October 30, 2015