Video recordings of law enforcement interactions with the public have become more prominent due to technological advancements that simplify recording processes. In addition to citizens’ personal devices, bodyworn and vehicle-mounted cameras have become mandated for a growing number of law enforcement agencies. As technology advances, so does the need to keep current of the latest guidelines, best practices, and technology surrounding digital videos.
The Force Science Introduction to Body-Worn Camera Course will educate professionals about the benefits, issues, limitations, and laws about digital videos. Instructors will emphasize the differences between video data and human eyewitnesses, factoring in external factors that would cause an eyewitness account to deviate from video data. Relevant technical, scientific, and human factors knowledge are introduced to promote thorough investigations. This course aims to teach attendees to increase both individual and institutional transparency, accountability, and public trust.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to: