BWC Podcast Series

BWC TTA Podcast Series

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The Body-Worn Camera TTA Podcasts series provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement officers, researchers, and the law enforcement community to learn about a variety of topics related to body-worn cameras. The podcasts are recorded for you to listen to on our website at your own convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.

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Podcast numberPodcast titleDescriptionDate
21BWCs and Mounting Considerations

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, BWC TTA Senior Advisor Charles Stephenson sat down with two BWC TTA Leads, Chief Harold Medlock (ret.) and Director Geoff Smith (ret.), to discuss what law enforcement agencies should consider when selecting mounting options for their BWCs.

While a seemingly straightforward topic, if not carefully considered, tested, and evaluated BWC mounting can place a department in a precarious position, as issues with mounting can contribute to missing important footage during a critical incident. Chief Medlock noted that being involved in the TTA program for the last four years has helped him understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution for a department nor perfect mounting location. Director Smith emphasized the importance of training and evaluation when determining which type of BWC mounting a department should choose.

November 2020
20Podcast from the Field: Newport, Rhode Island, Police Department

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Deputy District Attorney Damon Mosler, a BWC TTA Lead, sat down with two representatives from Newport, RI, Police Department, a FY2018 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) site, to discuss lessons learned from their BWC program.

DDA Mosler spoke with Sergeant Gregory Belcher and Lieutenant Kevin Moreira to discuss the importance of a pilot program, utility of computer-aided dispatch integration, garnering officer-buy in, and more.

October 2020
19Meet the BWC TTA Leads Pt. II

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Jessica Dockstader, the BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator, sat down with three of the BWC TTA Leads - Rodney Monroe, Chief (ret.) of Charlotte, NC, Police Department; Damon Mosler, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County, CA, County District Attorney's Office; and Scot Haug, Chief (ret.) of Post Falls, ID, Police Department.

Chief Monroe, Deputy District Attorney Mosler, and Chief Haug are three of the BWC TTA Leads who have expertise with small and rural agencies, and assist them in the implementation of their BWC programs. Learn in this BWC TTA Lead Feature about their experiences.

September 2020
18Podcast from the Field: Gresham, Oregon Police Department

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Chief Scot Haug (ret.), a BWC TTA Lead, sat down with two representatives from Gresham, OR, Police Department, a FY2017 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) site to discuss lessons learned from their BWC program. 

Chief Haug spoke with Captain Claudio Grandjean and Senior Management Analyst Julie Kallem to discuss their request for proposals process, equipment procurement, and implementation. 

August 2020
17Meet the BWC TTA Leads Pt. I

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Jessica Dockstader, the BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator, sat down with four of the BWC TTA Leads - Geoff Smith, Director of Public Safety in Sturgis, MI; Chief Richard McLaughlin (ret.); Eddie Reyes, Public Safety Communications Director of Prince William County; and Chief Mary O'Connor (ret.). 

Ms. Dockstader asked Director Smith, Chief McLaughlin, Director Reyes, and Chief O'Connor what they view as the main factor leading to success in BWC sites, what their top advice is for sites, and more. 

July 2020
16BWCs and Livestreaming

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Jessica Dockstader, the BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator, sat down with Elliot Harkavy, the Technology Advisor for the BWC TTA Program, to discuss the live streaming capability of the latest generation of body worn cameras.

Ms. Dockstader and Mr. Harkavy discussed why agencies might be both interested and hesitant to use livestreaming technology in their BWC programs, how the technology could impact officer safety, and what issues departments might want to consider before implementing the technology.

June 2020
15Body-Worn Cameras in a University Setting - Pt. II

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Dr. Janne Gaub sat down with officers from three University Police Agencies, Chief Ed Book from the Santa Fe College Police Department, Captain Jason Wade with the University of Oregon Police Department, and Lieutenant Bradli Millington from the Kansas State University Police Department, who all implemented BWCs in their departments through the Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation program.

In this second segment of the podcast, Dr. Gaub, Chief Book, Captain Wade & Lieutenant Millington discussed the nuts and bolts of a University Police BWC program, such as vendor and storage options, unique stakeholders in the University setting, and advice they would give to agencies thinking of implementing their own BWC program in a University setting.

May 2020
14Body-Worn Cameras in a University Setting

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Dr. Janne Gaub sat down with officers from three University Police Agencies, Chief Ed Book from the Santa Fe College Police Department, Captain Jason Wade with the University of Oregon Police Department, and Lieutenant Bradli Millington from the Kansas State University Police Department, who all implemented BWCs in their departments through the Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation program.

In this first segment of the podcast, Dr. Gaub discussed with Chief Book, Captain Wade and Lieutenant Millington what led their agencies to implement BWCs, what special considerations specific to higher education they addressed as part of the planning and implementation, and the unique characteristics of the collegiate setting that proved positive and negative for implementing BWCs.

April 2020
13Body Worn Camera Training in BJA Funded Agencies

On this episode of the "LE Tech Talks" series, Jessica Dockstader, Outreach Coordinator for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program, speaks with Dr. Michael D. White, Co-Director of the BWC TTA Program, and Dr. Janne Gaub, BWC TTA subject-matter expert.

This episode of LE Tech Talks focuses on BWC training administered to officers, vendor-led and department-initiated trainings, types of trainings which are less common across the country, and things that can confuse officers during BWC training.

March 2020
12Interview with Dan Zehnder - Auditing and Compliance Pt. II

On this episode of the "LE Tech Talks" series, Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program, interviews Dan Zehnder, a Captain (ret.) of the Las Vegas Nevada Metropolitan Police Department. This 2-part episode of LE Tech Talks focuses on BWC policy compliance and compliance audits. In this second segment of the podcast, Elliot Harkavy and Dan Zehnder discuss compliance audits for BWC programs, and how they differ from compliance reviews.

February 2020