BWC TTA Updates

BWC PIP Site Spotlight

Practices from the Field: Hogansville, Georgia Police Department 

The Hogansville, GA, Police Department first implemented body-worn cameras in the middle of 2008 when former Chief of Police Moses Ector purchased two body cameras for a trail run at an International Chiefs of Police Conference. When we first deployed the cameras, there were two that were shared by the shifts. The cameras were not able to keep up with the charging requirements to remain functional so they were briefly decommissioned and spent a few months shelved...

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BWCs in The News

Jacksonville, FL Sheriff's Office Officially Begins Body Camera Program

We learned in July that JSO planned to buy 200 body cameras. They completed their three-phased body camera pilot program in May, which had 30 officers test them out to see how they work. Phase one of what JSO is calling the Body Worn Camera Program started Thursday, November 1. JSO says a full rollout of body-worn cameras will take approximately two years.

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In View Commentary: Community Voices On Body-Worn Cameras

This piece discusses how important community voices, like advocacy and faith-based organizations, police advisory groups, the media, social service organizations, and other community stakeholders, are when an agency is deploying BWCs . 

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Webinar: FY18 New BWC PIP Site Grantee

On November 6, 2018, BJA and the BWC TTA Team held the FY18 New BWC PIP Site Grantee Welcome Webinar. This webinar served as an orientation to the FY18 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (BWC PIP). During the webinar sites heard from BJA and the training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, CNA Corporation. The FY18 BWC PIP sites were also introduced to the BJA grant administrators and provided with a brief overview of the grant administration requirements.  

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