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).

To read the full report, click here.

BWCs in The News

Madison, WI Police Use Survey To Help Build Community Relationships

Building positive relations between police and the Madison community is a top priority for Chief Mike Koval. Over the last six months, Madison Police Department has implemented a process to collect feedback from the community that will help bridge any gaps. “The data is actually collected by the policing foundation and then they distill the results. And hopefully, if we can see trend lines or deficiencies or gaps in inconsistencies, that could serve as a basis for systems improvements,” Koval said.

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In View Commentary: Regional Approaches to Body-Worn Camera Implementation

This piece discusses the process of  implementing a regional body-worn camera program by taking a look at our FY 2017 BWC PIP site Regional Justice Information Service (REJIS). REJIS received a grant on behalf of eight law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

To read the full commentary, click here. 

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.  

To view the full webinar recording, click here