Key Trends in Body-Worn Camera Policy and Practice: A Four Year Policy Analysis of US Department of Justice-Funded Law Enforcement Agencies

Source: 

Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance.

Authors: 

Michael D. White, Ph.D., Michaela Flippin, M.S, Aili Malm, Ph.D.

The CNA Corporation, Arizona State University (ASU), and Justice and Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS) provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to law enforcement agencies who have received funding for body-worn cameras (BWCs) through the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP). Administrative policy review is a central feature of the TTA provided to the PIP sites. The TTA team developed a policy review process and BWC Policy Review Scorecard to assess the comprehensiveness of BWC policies. This report describes the results of an analysis of 304 policies from FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 grantees that had their BWC policy scorecards approved through this process.

Through review of the 304 agency policies, we have identified key BWC policy trends across ten important BWC issues. Several of the trends involve substantial policy differences between FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 grantees.

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