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 TTA Updates
Missouri’s St. Louis County Police Department (SLCPD) developed helpful applications of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by integrating cameras from multiple sources into one readily accessible platform. The integration of BWCs with automated license plate readers (ALPRs), Missouri Department of Transportation highway cameras, and other video sources allows users to access video data from multiple sources. This integrated system is managed by the SLCPD Camera Systems Unit (CSU), which maintains the physical devices and processes all of the footage. In creating a single platform, SLCPD turned its BWC system into an application that improves operations, efficiency, and officer safety.
Read the full site spotlight here.
Welcome to the world of body-worn cameras (BWC) for Small, Rural, and Tribal (SRT) law enforcement agencies.
The SRT micro-grant program is funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and operated by Justice & Security Strategies, Inc. (JSS). The purpose of this initiative is to provide funds and technical support to small, rural, and tribal agencies to implement body-worn cameras.
We hope that this site provides you with timely, relevant, and useful information about body-worn cameras (BWCs).
This webinar will explore the role of BWCs in the management and aftermath of critical incidents, including forensics and investigations. SME Christian Quinn will be presenting along with representatives from the Bergen County, NJ Prosecutor's Office and Garfield, NJ Police Department. Participants will be provided with opportunities to post questions.
Watch the webinar here.