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

Soden Says Lawrence City Commission Should Have Say On Police Body Camera Policy

Lawrence, KS city commissioners briefly discussed whether they should have any input on the Lawrence police department policy for body cameras, but whether they will remains unclear. During the Lawrence City Commission meeting, Commissioner Leslie Soden questioned why the governing body was not scheduled to review the policy for the police department’s use of body cameras. Soden noted that the commission will be reviewing the downtown public camera policy but is not scheduled to review the body camera policy.

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In View Commentary: The Importance of Developing Your Own Training

This piece addresses a few key takeaways on the benefits of developing your own BWC training approach for your agency. By examining the impacts that BWCs could have on your organization, police department's can recognize the significant benefits of establishing its own BWC training program.

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Webinar: BWCs and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Integration

On September 12, 2018, the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team presented a webinar on "BWCs and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Integration". Integration of BWC and CAD systems can provide agencies with more streamlined information. During this webinar, participants got a chance to hear from sites who discussed their experiences with integrating CAD data into their BWC systems, the challenges they faced in combining both systems, the benefits they have experienced, and lessons learned for other agencies looking to do the same. Participants were able to gain a better understanding of this technology as well the potential best practices to follow when integrating these technologies. 

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