BWC TTA Updates

BWCs in Correctional Settings Webinar

During this webinar, correctional agencies that have deployed BWCs presented on how they are using BWCs, the benefits of using BWCs, and lessons learned. Panelists discussed many ways in which corrections agencies use BWCs differently than traditional law enforcement agencies.

To view the webinar recording, click here.

BWCs in the News

National police body camera experts to visit Nashville

A group of national experts on police body cameras plan to visit Nashville next week, Mayor Cooper announced Thursday. The mayor's office tells FOX 17 News the visit is intended to help Metro criminal justice departments finalize plans for deploying and testing body cameras. The visit slated for Jan. 21-22 is sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice. “We appreciate the willingness of the Bureau of Justice Assistance to help Nashville address our remaining policy challenges and roll out cameras in a way that reflects best practices from cities across the nation,” said Mayor John Cooper. “This distinguished group of criminal justice professionals will bring national expertise to Nashville, help us engage the community, and ensure that we both deploy and test our body-worn cameras the right way.”

In View: How to Manage the Implementation of your Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Deployment and Improve Outcomes

You have written your policy, you have selected your camera vendor, and you have trained your officers and deployed your cameras. Now what? Will your agency’s deployment be successful? Do you know if it was worth all the time, effort, and resources? Are you able to point out successes to your community and local officials? Are you able to identify challenges and develop solutions? Can you assess implementation progress and improve outcomes to make the deployment more valuable to your agency, your officers, and your community?

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Interview with Dan Zehnder - Auditing and Compliance Pt. I

On this episode of the "LE Tech Talks" series, Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program, interviews Dan Zehnder, a Captain (ret.) of the Las Vegas Nevada Metropolitan Police Department. This 2-part episode of LE Tech Talks focuses on BWC policy compliance and compliance audits. In this first segment of the podcast, Elliot Harkavy and Dan Zehnder discuss compliance reviews for body-worn camera programs. Stay tuned next month to learn about compliance audits for BWC programs, and how they differ from compliance reviews.

To listen to the podcast, click here.