The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Program (PIP) in FY 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies with the enhancement or implementation of Body-Worn Camera (BWC) initiatives. Since 2015, PIP provided over $86 million in funding to 420 police agencies across the country to support 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.
In addition, BJA funded a new training and technical assistance (TTA) program to help local communities implement their BWC PIP initiatives. CNA and its partners: Arizona State University (ASU), Justice & Security Strategies (JSS), & International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and its Center for Public Safety Management (CPSM) will work with BJA to develop and expand BWC training and technical assistance.
The goals of the BWC TTA program are to learn about the progress and activities regarding BWC implementation in the funded PIP sites, identify opportunities for TTA, provide TTA in efficient and effective manners, and support the successful implementation of BWCs in the PIP sites.