BWC TTA Updates

The BWC TTA team has just released a new resource: BWC Field Testing & Evaluation Form. This resource will help agencies evaluate the performance and suitability of different models of body-worn cameras (BWCs). The Field Testing Form (an Excel workbook) includes multiple tabs for field testers to record ratings of different aspects of BWCs, across different brands. As agencies implementing BWCs may consider many different aspects, the Testing and Evaluation Resource should be adapted to meet your agency's needs. Start with this template and modify as appropriate to streamline the information-gathering process and assist you with the vendor decision.

Download the Field Testing & Evaluation Form here.

This in-view commentary highlights the benefits and considerations of using BWC footage in After-Action Reports (AARs) and provides recommendations for incorporating them in organizational reviews of future significant events. We provide examples of how BWCs were used in AARs from the 2020 protests to support our recommendations.

Read the In-View here.

Welcome to the world of body-worn cameras (BWC) for Small, Rural, and Tribal (SRT) law enforcement agencies. 

The SRT micro-grant program is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and operated by Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS). The purpose of this initiative is to provide funds and technical support to small, rural, and tribal agencies to implement body-worn cameras.

We hope that this site provides you with timely, relevant, and useful information about body-worn cameras (BWCs).

 

This webinar highlighted the importance of good BWC policy as a foundation for a good BWC program. Dr. Mike White from Arizona State University reviewed findings from the recently released 6th edition of their BWC policy analysis. Featured guests Mark Smith and Inspector Cecilia Ashe weighed in by describing their approach to policy development and their positions on key policy issues. Dr. White described ongoing and emerging trends across a dozen different policy issues.