Body-Worn Camera TTA Webinars
The Body-Worn Camera TTA webinars provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement officers, researchers, and the law enforcement community to learn and discuss topics related to body-worn cameras. The webinars are recorded for you to view on our website at your own convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.
Check out the most recently posted webinar recording:
BWC TTA Webinars
|Engaging Prosecutors During BWC Planning, Implementation, and Beyond||
This webinar featured National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Executive Director Nelson Bunn and San Diego Deputy District Attorney and subject expert Damon Mosler. They discussed topics that police departments and prosecutors’ offices should consider during BWC planning and implementation, as well as ways to keep prosecutors involved in the BWC discussion after implementation is complete. In addition to the insights provided by Nelson Bunn and Damon Mosler, the Hogansville, GA, Police Department provided lessons learned and best practices from their experience coordinating with their prosecutor’s office during and after BWC implementation.
|John Markovic, James "Chip" Coldren, Nelson Bunn, Damon Mosler, Jeff Shepard, and Michelle Toth||Wednesday, June 20, 2018|
|Beyond Patrol 2: Courtroom Personnel, School Resource Officers, and University Police||
The BWC TTA Team hosted a webinar on body-worn camera use within courtrooms, schools, and university settings. This webinar focused on the use of BWCs beyond the police patrol function. In addition to police patrol functions, BWCs are being implemented in a variety of contexts including in courtrooms, city services agencies, schools, and university settings. During this webinar, BWC TTA Partner, Arizona State University (ASU), reviewed the findings from their report on the use of body-worn cameras in environments outside of the law enforcement setting. Representatives from BJA Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program sites discussed the challenges and benefits of deploying BWCs within these environments.
|Tom Woodmansee, Dr. Janne Gaub, Robert Woosley, Erik Villarreal, Ed Book||Friday, May 18, 2018|
|Body-Worn Camera Community Education and Creating Reasonable Expectations||
On Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 12:00 PM- 1:30 PM ET, the BWC TTA Team hosted a webinar on body-worn camera community education and creating reasonable expectations. This webinar provided information about how and why it is important to educate the community on the limitations and benefits of Body-Worn Cameras (BWCs). It also discussed the many considerations that must be taken into account when releasing BWC footage, including privacy concerns, victims’ rights, and on-going investigation needs.
|John Markovic, Thomas Woodmansee, Brian White, Laura McElroy, and Harold Medlock||Tuesday, April 3, 2018|
|The Impact of BWCs: A look into the findings from the latest research on BWCs||
This webinar presented research findings on the impacts of body worn cameras from several selected studies. Early research studies demonstrated that BWCs could generate reductions in both citizen complaints and police use of force. Other studies have shown BWCs can enhance prosecution outcomes and that the technology is supported by both police officers and citizens. Though recent research has had mixed findings on BWC effects on use of force, complaints, and other outcomes, the body of literature on BWCs still characterizes their effect as largely positive, and ongoing research will play an important role in the technology’s continued diffusion.
|Mike White, John Markovic, James "Chip" Coldren, and Anita Ravishankar||Wednesday, January 31, 2018|
|The Critical Importance of Body-Worn Camera Policy Development and Review||
This webinar reviewed the key trends identified in our review of over 125 BWC PIP policies. Administrative policy review is a central feature of TTA. The TTA team developed a BWC policy review process to assess the comprehensiveness of BWC policies through a BWC Policy Review Scorecard. Because the policy review process assesses comprehensiveness only and is not prescriptive, agencies vary in the way they deal with specific key issues.
|Mike White, Damon Mosler, John Markovic, James "Chip" Coldren, and Chief Ed Book||Friday, December 15, 2017|
|Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Program New Grantee Webinar||
This webinar served as an orientation to the FY17 Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Grant Program. During this webinar, sites heard from BJA and the training and technical assistance (TTA) provider, CNA Corporation. The webinar also familiarized the sites with the goals of the program, the role and value of TTA, provided introductions of the BJA grant administrators, and also gave a brief overview of grant administration requirements.
|John Markovic, Lauren Troy, Gerardo Velazquez, James "Chip" Coldren, Michael White, and Craig Uchida||Monday, November 20, 2017|
|BWC Implementation: Learning from the FY2015 BWC PIP Sites||
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Body-Worn Camera Policy Implementation Project (PIP) in FY 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies with the enhancement or implementation of Body-Worn Camera (BWC) initiatives. The primary goals of PIP are to improve public safety, reduce crime, and improve public trust between police and the citizens they serve. This webinar showcased the progress and lessons learned from three FY15 BWC PIP sites. Representatives from San Antonio, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, and Elgin, IL police departments discussed their reasons for implementing BWCs, the importance of developing a comprehensive policy, how they overcame implementation challenges, and how the BWCTTA was able to assist them in this process.
|J. Patrick McCreary, Denise Rodriguez, Wayne Alsup, Ana Lalley, and James Patrick Rigdon||Monday, September 25, 2017|
|Beyond Arrest: Prosecutor and defense attorney perspectives||
We are learning that the implementation of body worn camera (BWC) technology involves more than just the introduction of new technology into law enforcement. The implementation of body-worn cameras is complex and should involve other justice stakeholders such as prosecutors and defense attorneys. Some of the more important issues for police agencies as the implement their BWC programs are the sharing and transferring of video footage while maintaining a chain of custody, accurate resource planning, and understanding how to best use BWC footage for screening cases and/or charges. This webinar provided participants with varying approaches to these issues from the perspective of both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
|John Markovic, Thomas Woodmansee, Kristine Hamann, Damon Mosler, and Erika Bierma||Tuesday, July 18, 2017|
|A Spotlight on BWCs and Training||
Implementing body-worn cameras in a police agency has an impact on virtually every key aspect of police operations, including training. With the growing adoption of body-worn cameras, the need for effective law enforcement training is paramount to help ensure that officers have the necessary knowledge and tools to confront the difficult tasks they encounter on a daily basis. This webinar discusses a list of considerations and resources presented by our panelist that will serve as helpful information in support of this challenge. In addition Dr. Charles Katz, Professor at Arizona State University and BWC TTA Subject Matter Expert discussed the BWC TTA Training Guide, which will assist agencies as they develop their BWC training.
|John Markovic, Dr. Charles Katz, Commander James Henning, and Captain Daniel Zehnder||Wednesday, June 28, 2017|
|BWC TTA Webinar:Beyond Patrol Body Worn Cameras in Specialized Units||
This webinar, hosted by BWC TTA partner, Arizona State University (ASU), reviewed the findings from their recently released report on the use of body-worn cameras in specialized units. This webinar also included representatives from local law enforcement agencies who described their experiences in implementing BWCs in non-patrol units.
|Dr. Michael White, Dr. Jane Gaub, Commander Noah Johnson, Lieutenant John Leon, Assistant Chief Michael Petti||Tuesday, May 30, 2017|
|BWC TTA Webinar on Technology Analytics and Redaction||
We are learning that the implementation of body worn camera (BWC) technology involves more than the introduction of new technology into law enforcement. Full implementation of BWCs in a police agency affects key areas of operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. This webinar discussed research findings about video analytics, and its hidden risks as well as the advantages of available technology. In addition key components of video redaction were presented by subject matter experts in the field.
|Craig Uchida, Todd Maxwell, Commander Pat Rigdon, Tom Woodmansee||Monday, March 27, 2017|
|BWC Program Implementation: Highlighting Small Agencies||
This webinar discusses different approaches, and best practices to body worn camera (BWC) implementation. Representatives from small police agencies discussed important issues as: RFP process, policy considerations, officer concerns, and training.
|Lieutenant William Kushina, Training Officer Erik Villarreal, Major Ken Caldwell||Friday, February 24, 2017|
|BWC TTA Webinar on Community Input on BWC Policy Development||
External input into the development of body worn camera policies, including justice system and community stakeholders, is a cornerstone of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (PIP). This webinar discussed principles and practices regarding police-community collaboration, and how these relate to BWC policy development. Several funded PIP sites;Camden County, New Jersey, Police Department, Dinwiddie County, Virginia's Sheriff's Police Department and Beaverton, Oregon Police Department contributed information regarding how they worked with community groups to inform their BWC policy development.
|Hildy Saizow, Captain Albert Handy, Major William Knott, Captain Eric Oathes||Tuesday, January 31, 2017|
|Are Officers Following Body-Worn Camera Policy? Considering The Issues Around Assessing Officer Compliance||
This webinar discusses different approaches to how police agencies monitor compliance to body worn camera (BWC) policy, and how they manage non-compliance to BWC policy. Representatives from Corpus Christi Police Department, New Orleans Police Department, San Antonio Police Department and Las Vegas Metropolitain Police Department discussed important issues as: how to audit and monitor compliance to BWC policy, adjustments to monitoring over time, variations in responses to officer non-compliance, and constraints due to vendor provisions for monitoring data.
|Dr. Michael White, Commander Todd Green, Sergeant Kevin Seuzeneau, Captain Daniel Zehnder||Monday, December 19, 2016|
|FY 2016 Body-Worn CameraPilot Implementation Program: Introduction to Training and Technical Assistance Webinar||
This webinar introduced the FY 2016 BWC PIP Sites to the BWC TTA Team and its subject matter experts. The webinar also discussed available BWC TTA resources and outlined the process for TTA delivery.
|Michael Roosa, James "Chip" Coldren, Michael White, Jimmy Steyee||Monday, November 14, 2016|
|Strategic Communications, the Media, and BWC Videos||
As body worn cameras are being implemented across the country there is a new expectation for the quick release of footage and information, especially after a deadly use of force incident. This webinar discussed how agencies can best manage and respond to the media and community after a crisis or high profile event that involves deliberate or inadvertent release of video footage. Panelists discussed their strategies and experiences in responding to police critical incidents, as well as recommendations regarding how best to plan for and respond to incidents involving video footage.
|Laura McElroy, Christopher Cook, Damon Mosler, Laura Meltzer||Tuesday, October 11, 2016|
|Straight Talk About Body Worn Camera Storage||
Many cities, trying to implement body worn cameras, have found data storage and related costs to be a major stumbling block. Data retention and storage options are equally important to understand when building a body worn camera program.This webinar provided both options and solutions to many of the storage issues departments encounter.
|Charles Stephenson, Michael Kurtenbach, Christopher Whigham, Mark Leech, James Coldren||Friday, September 30, 2016|
|Building Body-Worn Camera Program Policies||
This webinar provided information about the spectrum of policy decisions current agencies are using to operate their body-worn camera program. This will include recommendations on how to meet the BJA requirements, why they are so important, how PIP agencies are faring in the policy review, how to avoid setbacks, and model policy components.
|Dr. Michael White, Dr. Charles Katz||Thursday, August 25, 2016|
|Body Worn Cameras and Use of Force||
This webinar discussed the importance of reviewing and refining the use of force policy in the successful implementation of BWC programs.
|Nola Joyce, Dan Zehnder, Harold Medlock, & Tom Woodmansee (facilitator)||Tuesday, July 26, 2016|
|BWC Procurement Dos and Don'ts||
This webinar covers lessons learned and best practice related to the body worn camera procurement process. Real world examples and models for the process were presented.
|James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr; Michael Petti; Douglas Wiorek; Craig D. Uchida; & Stephen Fender||Monday, June 13, 2016|
|FY 2015 Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program - Introduction to Training and Technical Assistance||
This webinar was hosted by the CNA team and BJA and provides an introduction to the BWC TTA program to the FY 2015 BWC-PIP sites.
|James R. "Chip" Coldren, Jr. & Michael Roosa||Friday, October 30, 2015|