A Primer on Body-Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement


National Institute of Justice (NIJ), National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC), 2012

The cover of the Primer.

A major issue with the use of BWCs is a lack of technical standards and operational standards for protocols and procedures. Without such standards in place, law enforcement practitioners lack adequate information to select the proper system that meets their requirements. This report provides an introduction to BWCs and highlights issues and factors that law enforcement organizations should consider prior to and during implementation. Specific questions addressed include: Why use BWCs? What are the types of BWCs? What are the implementation issues that can be expected with BWCs?

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