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

Pemberton Township Police To Be Equipped With Body Cameras

The township police force will become the latest Burlington County department to equip its officers with body-worn cameras, local officials announced last week. The township announced its plans to purchase the cameras with the assistance of a U.S. Department of Justice grant awarded on Sept. 26. The township will pay the required local match with police forfeiture and unspent monies from its 2018 budget. The cameras are becoming increasingly commonplace with police across the nation as departments look to strengthen accountability and encourage trust between officers and the communities they serve.

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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, from 1:00PM - 2:00PM,  the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team will present the BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) FY18 New Grantee Webinar. This webinar will serve as an orientation to the FY18 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program. The intent of this grant program is to help agencies develop, implement, and manage a BWC program as one tool in a law enforcement agency’s comprehensive problem-solving approach to enhance officer interactions with the public, combat crime, and build community trust. During the webinar you will hear from BJA and the training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, CNA Corporation and will also provide introductions of the BJA grant administrators and a brief overview of grant administration requirements. This webinar is intended for the new FY18 BWC TTA PIP sites. 

If would like any additional information on this webinar, please email the BWC TTA team.