The BWC TTA leads are key members and essential to the success of the BWC TTA Program. They contribute to a number of critical training and technical assistance activities—from webinar development, to product development, to on-site technical assistance, to participation in national meetings and training events, to regular conference calls with BWC PIP sites. TTA Leads are essentially coaches who are matched with BWC PIP sites and asked to provide specific training and technical assistance activities depending on the skills and expertise required.
Learn more about the TTA Leads and their time spent in the BWC TTA program through their bios and audio recordings. To access the audio recordings, click the podcast icon next to each of their names.
Chief Orlando Cuevas (ret.)
Chief Cuevas has served as a BWC TTA Lead and subject matter expert since 2016. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the law enforcement field. His entire law enforcement career was spent with the Camden County Police Department. He has served in many different areas of the department including patrol, crime-scene investigation, evidence and investigations. He held the positions of Lieutenant, Inspector of Operations, and Inspect of Support Services and Investigative Services. In 2013, he became Deputy Chief and then later was promoted to Assistance Chief of Police in the Fall of 2013. Chief Cuevas retired from the Camden County Police Department as Assistant Chief in the Fall of 2016. Chief Cuevas has great expertise in may different areas of law enforcement. Some of the areas include police administration and operations, criminal investigations, community relations, strategic operations and public safety technology, large scale operations, interagency partnerships, and BWC technology. Chief Cuevas has served as the TTA lead to over 35 BWC PIP sites.
Scott Decker is a Senior Scientist at CNA working with the Justice Group. He currently works with the Strategies for Policing Innovation, Body Worn Cameras, Project Safe Neighborhood, and the Project on American Justice. He also serves as Associate Monitor as a member of the Independent Monitoring Team for the Consent Decree between the Chicago Police Department and the State of Illinois. He is a specialist in collaborations between practitioners and researchers. He formerly served as Foundation Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He is a Fellow in the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is the author of 18 books and over 140 scientific articles.
Scott Decker, PhD
|Dr. Michael D. White serves as the Co-Director on BWC TTA and is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University (ASU). He is Associate Director of ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. Dr. White has commented extensively in the media on body-worn cameras (BWCs), including in Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, TIME Magazine, and NPR. He also testified about body-worn cameras before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Dr. White recently completed a multi-site randomized controlled trial testing the impact of police officer body-worn cameras in Tempe, Arizona and Spokane, Washington (funded by Arnold Ventures), and he is currently a co-PI on a National Institute of Justice-funded project evaluating BWCs in a county jail. He is one of the primary authors of the U.S. Department of Justice Body-Worn Camera Toolkit, and he is author of a 2014 U.S. Department of Justice report titled, Police officer body-worn cameras: Assessing the evidence. Dr. White has published numerous articles on police BWCs, and he co-authored Cops, cameras, and crisis: The potential and perils of police body-worn cameras (with Dr. Aili Malm; 2020, New York University Press).|
Michael D. White, PhD
|Learn more about Dr. Michael D. White in the BWC TTA Lead feature.|
Captain Dan Zehnder (ret.)
|Learn more about Captain Dan Zehnder in the BWC TTA Lead feature.|