This webinar provided a brief overview of the BWCPIP program goals. The main purpose of the webinar was to orient agency personnel to the programmatic, financial, and administrative requirements of the grant, as well as to the training and technical assistance elements of the grant. Both grant administration and TTA will be vital to successful completion of a BWCPIP grant. Our goal is to make the grant initiation process as smooth as possible.
BWC TTA Updates
The BWC TTA team has just released a new resource: BWC Field Testing & Evaluation Form. This resource will help agencies evaluate the performance and suitability of different models of body-worn cameras (BWCs). The Field Testing Form (an Excel workbook) includes multiple tabs for field testers to record ratings of different aspects of BWCs, across different brands. As agencies implementing BWCs may consider many different aspects, the Testing and Evaluation Resource should be adapted to meet your agency's needs. Start with this template and modify as appropriate to streamline the information-gathering process and assist you with the vendor decision.
BWC equipment, practices, vendor pricing, and marketing strategies have changed dramatically since 2015, and they continue to evolve rapidly. In this document, we provide some guidance and helpful hints regarding BWC acquisition. CNA can help navigate you through any of these different considerations and approaches.
Access the Vendor Acquisition Guide here.
Taking a case study approach, researchers from JSS, ASU, CNA, and BJA examine the process for managing BWC footage in seven agencies: Two large police departments (Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA); two mid-size police agencies (Glendale, AZ and Rochester, NY); a Sheriff's Office (Harris County, TX), and a collaborative effort in South Florida (Broward County State Attorney's Office and Fort Lauderdale Police Department).
Read the content of the report here.