BWC TTA Updates

BWC Resource: Body-Worn Cameras in Law Enforcement Agencies, 2016

This report published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) presents data on body-worn camera (BWCs) use and non-use in general-purpose law enforcement agencies for 2016. According to the report, in 2016, nearly half (47%) of the 15,328 general-purpose law enforcement agencies in the United States had acquired body-worn cameras (BWCs).

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BWCs in The News

Police Department To Receive Funding For Body-Worn Cameras

The Attorney General’s Office has awarded more than $1 million to 13 local law enforcement agencies across New York state to create and expand body-worn camera programs. The Amherst Police Department will receive funding for 43 body-worn cameras, which will help equip the entire patrol division. Through the Attorney General’s Capture an Account of a Material Situation program, local law enforcement agencies around the state will be able to purchase 959 body-worn cameras; 258 body-worn camera systems, which include cameras and other components, such as storage and/or accessories; and numerous body-worn camera accessories, such as docking stations and mount clips.

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In View Commentary: Implementing a BWC Program in a Tribal Community

This piece spotlights the experience of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians Tribal Police Department (LTBB PD), Michigan. The LTBB PD is a federally recognized Indian tribe that received a FY 2016 BJA BWC PIP grant. This piece details the BWC implementation process for a tribal law enforcement agency such as the Little Traverese Bay Band of Odawa Indians along with several special considerations tribal agencies should take when implementing a BWC program. 

To read the full commentary, click here.

RESCHEDULED: Digital Evidence Integration Webinar

Thank you all for your understanding regarding the “Digital Evidence Integration” webinar reschedule. We would like to inform you that this webinar has been rescheduled for January 23 at 1:00 P.M., ET. Your registration has been kept on file, so there is no need for you to re-register . If you have not registered and would like to attend this webinar please register below. We look forward to your attendance and participation in this webinar.

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