On July 26, 2016 at 1:00pm eastern, the Body Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance program presented a webinar titled "Body Worn Cameras and Use of Force Policy." 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. For many departments, the implementation of BWCs is in direct response to community and stakeholder concerns about police use of force and the desire for transparency in how these incidents are investigated, reviewed, and managed. This webinar took a close look at several key areas of police policy and practice relating to use of force that implementation of body worn cameras is impacting, or will likely impact – use of force policies themselves, force investigation and review, how use of force reviews should affect training and organizational learning, as well as roles community representatives can play in this matters.
The webinar slides can be found here.