Site Requested Training and Technical (TTA) Meeting Summaries
As a part of the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program, funded sites can request an on-site TTA meeting. During these meetings, sites receive assistance and presentations from CNA’s cadre of subject experts on topics relevant to their departments. These topics range from community and media engagement, data management, and public release issues to prosecutor engagement, training, and officer buy-in. The subject experts in attendance facilitate the presentations and encourage discussion among the audience. In 2018, the BWC TTA Program held a total of four site requested TTA meetings around the country. During these meetings, the TTA team identified common themes across the numerous police agencies in attendance. Those common themes included managing community expectations when implementing a BWC program, working with the local prosecutor’s office, and addressing BWC policy issues, such as activation and deactivation. Based on discussions at the site requested meetings, the BWC TTA team is considering developing an In View Commentary piece on the use of “should” versus “shall” in a BWC policy. The following sections outline the key takeaways that resulted from the discussions at each of the site requested TTA meetings during 2018.
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