On April 18–19, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and CNA convened the inaugural meeting for the Body-worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Implementation Program (PIP) sites in Washington, DC. This meeting provided a forum for discussing important issues related to BWC program implementation, such as policy development, stakeholder and community involvement. In attendance were 179 representatives from each of the 70 BWC PIP sites, members of the BWC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team, subject-matter experts (SMEs), and representatives from the BJA, White House, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), National Institute of Justice (NIJ), U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Objectives of the meeting included:

  • Reinforce thorough policy development and considerate implementation as the cornerstones of successful BWC programs;
  • Deliver technical assistance to PIP sites on pre-determined and site- generated topics;
  • Review BJA’s BWC Performance Measurement Tool (PMT);
  • Facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking;
  • Explain the array of TTA resources and how to access them;
  • Examine new and emerging issues regarding BWCs ;and
  • Discuss site progress, accomplishments, common challenges, and forward- looking strategies.

Over the course of 2 days, over 170 attendees participated in peer-to-peer networking sessions, workshops, and facilitated discussions with BWC subject matter experts.

Materials from the National Meeting are provided by clicking on the links below:

Panel presentation
A panel facilitated by Michael Roosa

SME Charles Katz presents
SME Charles Katz presents

Chip Coldren closes the meeting
TTA Director Chip Coldren wraps up