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

Boston, Massachusetts, to Begin Rollout of Police Body Camera Program

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says the city has begun issuing body cameras to police officers. The Boston Globe reported Friday that the first of about 400 cameras will be worn by officers in the South Boston and Dorchester neighborhoods. Training for the officers will start next week.

To read the full article, click here.

FY 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program Solicitation

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies. This program furthers the Department’s mission by promoting the safety of law enforcement officers and citizens.

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on June 5, 2019. To learn more about the 2019 BWC solicitation, 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.