Body-Worn Cameras

Agency Development and Implementation

Navigating Body-Worn Cameras from Needs Assessment to Complete Implementation.

Body-Worn Camera Programs

Understand how body-worn cameras can impact your agency, officers, and community.

Assessment of Needs

Assess requirements for agency concerning policies, hardware, data storage, and staffing for optimal planning.

Implementation Logistics

Explore the onboarding challenges involving personnel assignment, inventory management, training, and operational aspects.

Policies & Compliance

Developing a well-rounded agency policy for body-worn cameras involves considering multiple critical elements.

Audit & Review Procedures

Gain an understanding of the why, how, and what behind body-worn camera video reviews.

Public Releases & Transparency

Learn the best practices and state-by-state rules and regulations on releasing video and when redaction should be used.

Course Overview

In recent years, law enforcement has faced growing demands for transparency in police actions from the media, public, and community organizations. With the advent of in-car video cameras dating back to the early ’90s, the use of video technology in policing has become an essential tool for enhancing accountability and community relations.

This course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the latest technology behind digital video and body-worn cameras. These technologies play a vital role in law enforcement investigations, fostering both accountability and transparency. Participants will explore:

  1. Current Technology in Law Enforcement: Learn about digital video technology, including body-worn cameras, and how they are an essential part of modern policing.

  2. Assessment and Implementation: Detailed guidance on assessing a law enforcement agency’s need for body-worn cameras, best practices for implementation, and operational usage.

  3. Success Factors in Body-Worn Camera Programs: Discover the critical elements of a successful body-worn camera program, including proper implementation of technology, staffing considerations, departmental policies, and transparent communication with the community and agency regarding video release.

By focusing on these areas, this course aims to equip law enforcement professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to the rapidly changing technological landscape and societal expectations.

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a basic understanding of how an agency can evaluate different types of body-worn cameras to best suit their needs.
  • Develop a plan to set up and implement a body-worn camera program from start to finish.
  • Explain the fundamental reasons why a body-worn camera program is necessary.
  • Identify issues with digital video in relation to human performance.
  • Discuss issues of utilizing body-worn cameras to assist with investigations of officer-involved incidents.
  • Explain the legal issues and how to present videos to the public and courts.
  • Identify and understand the agency’s technological, financial, and staffing needs to operate a body-worn camera program.
  • Describe factors used in analyzing video in use of force and officer-involved shooting incidents.
  • Explain the use of video in relation to law enforcement investigations.
  • Provide an understanding of how video can assist with accountability, transparency, and improved community relations.

Tuition Fee

This course is available for purchase by an agency for in-class instruction.

In-Person Learning

Classroom-based Environment
  • 1 Day In-Class
  • 1 Expert Instructor
  • We Travel To You
  • Q/A with Instructor
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