BWC TTA Updates

2019 Body-Worn Camera Training & Technical Assistance National Meeting

On April 9-10, 2019, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), and CNA’s Training and Technical Assistance team hosted the 2019 National Meeting of the Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (BWC-PIP). 

This meeting provided participants with an opportunity to discuss new and emerging issues regarding body worn cameras as well as review site progress, accomplishments, common challenges and forward looking strategies. BJA staff were on hand to provide guidance on procurement processes, grant adjustment protocols, and performance measurement tracking. Most importantly this meeting was an opportunity to network with other FY 2018 BWC PIP sites and help facilitate development of successful BWC programs.

For questions regarding the 2019 BWC TTA National Meeting, please contact us at: bwctta@cna.org.

BWCs in the News

Eye On You

In Mt. Lebanon, police use body-worn and dashboard cameras for investigative purposes; some private property owners have doorbell cameras; street cameras are mounted at public places such as Clearview Common or busy intersections, and many private businesses have security cameras.

To read the full article, click here.

In View: Establishing Officer BWC Buy-In

As the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) continues in police agencies across the country, there appears to be an increase in acceptance of—and, in many cases, demand for—the technology by officers. Police recognize that BWC technology is here to stay and a majority of communities expect their police departments to adopt them. Still, officers and agencies do not uniformly embrace BWCs. Some officers do not readily “buy-in” to the need for and benefits of BWCs. This In View provides the perspectives of two BWC subject experts who come from different backgrounds—one a former police supervisor and one a current police sergeant.

To read the full In View, click here.

Webinar: BWC 201 - Growing and Sustaining Your BWC Program

On June 18, 2019 the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Team will present a webinar titled “BWC 201: Growing and Sustaining Your BWC Program”. This webinar will focus on sustaining and growing BWC programs after the first year of implementation and after receiving approval of the BWC policy development process. During this webinar, panelists will discuss succession planning and annual considerations for ensuring a successful BWC program and the inclusion of stakeholders throughout the BWC program. Participants will hear from sites who will discuss the evolution of their BWC program, the challenges encountered, and successes realized in such areas as deployment, training, officer and community acceptance, and more. 

To register for the webinar, click here.