Training and Technical Assistance

BWC TTA covers a broad range of topics, and is guided by the recommendations in the COPS report, Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program. It covers eight general topic areas, based on the BWC Implementation Checklist found in the BWC Toolkit:

  1. Learn the Fundamentals  
  2. Develop a Plan
  3. Form Collaborative Working Groups
  4. Define Policies and Protocols
  5. Define the Technology Solution
  6. Educate Stakeholders
  7. Execute/Implement
  8. Assess and Evaluate

BJA in partnership with CNA will provide training and technical assistance to PIP sites, including:

  • Review of their BWC policies and assistance with policy development or enhancement,
  • Consultation with BWC subject matter experts (SMEs) from around the country, including those from CNA, ASU, and JSS,
  • Remote and on-site BWC implementation assistance, and
  • Ongoing program monitoring to document successes, outcomes, challenges, and important lessons learned.

BWCs represent one of the most important advancements in policing over the past century, and they present formidable challenges on several fronts – community engagement, equipment purchase and purchase costs, equipment maintenance and storage costs, privacy concerns, impacts and coordination across the justice system, assessing impact, and more. BJA and CNA are committed to providing the best possible service and resources to local law enforcement agencies and their BWC implementation partners, so that the nation’s experience with BWCs produces sound results, lessons for other agencies, and the desired impacts on public safety and police-community relations.