On June 18, 2019 the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team presented a webinar titled “BWC 201: Growing and Sustaining Your BWC Program”. This webinar focused on sustaining and growing BWC programs after the first year of implementation and after receiving approval of the BWC policy development process. During this webinar, panelists discussed succession planning and annual considerations for ensuring a successful BWC program and the inclusion of stakeholders throughout the BWC program. Participants heard from sites who discussed the evolution of their BWC program, the challenges encountered, and successes realized in such areas as deployment, training, officer and community acceptance, and more. 

Regular monitoring and assessment of the program can ensure that the program is meeting all necessary objectives as well as troubleshoot any issues. Elliot Harkavy, BWC TTA Technology Advisor, set the context for this webinar by discussing the current and emerging technology considerations that should be evaluated throughout an agency’s BWC program.

Approaches to sustaining and growing BWC programs were provided by:

  • Lt. Pat O’Donnell, Chicago, Illinois, Police Department 
  • Deputy Chief Albert Handy, Camden County, New Jersey Police Department 
  • Chief Calvin Moss, Woodstock, Georgia, Police Department