Each year the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance (BWC TTA) provider conduct a 2-day National Meeting for the newly awareded Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program sites. This Meeting provides a forum for for discussing important issues related to BWC program and policy implementation, such as procurement considerations, policy issues and trends, managing digital footage, working with prosecutors, monitoring policy compliance, emerging training practices, and public release of video footage. Participants at the national meeting include representatives from each of the newly awarded BWC Policy and Implementation Program sites, members of the BWC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and representatives from BJA.
Meeting objectives for our national meetings include:
- Reinforce thorough policy development and considerate implementation as the cornerstones of successful BWC programs.
- Deliver technical assistance to PIP sites on predetermined and site-generated topics.
- Review BJA’s BWC Performance Measurement Tool (PMT).
- Facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking.
- Explain the array of TTA resources available and how to access them.
- Examine new and emerging issues regarding BWCs.
- Discuss site progress, accomplishments, common challenges, and forward-looking strategies.
After each National Meeting, BJA and the BWC TTA providers develop a meeting summary report. These summary reports highlight the discussions, key considerations, and participant feedback. Summary Reports and meeting materials for each of our previously conduct National Meetings can be found below.