BWC Resources

Body-Worn Camera Resources

In addition to providing training and technical assistance, sharing related news updates, and directing agencies to the resources provided through the BJA National BWC Toolkit, the BWC team also provides agencies with resources collated from emerging research on BWCs, guides about BWC implementation and best practices, and lessons learned from BWC PIP sites. These resources are grouped by category, as well as listed in the table below. To browse all resources in a specific category, use these topic links.



Recently Posted Resources

BWC Model Policy: An Aid for Prosecutors

California District Attorneys Association  (2016)

BWCs: The Effect on Police Activity and Citizen Encounters

Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology (2018) 

Impacts of BWCs on Use of Force: Directory of Outcomes


Impact of BWCs on Citizen Complaints: Directory of Outcomes


Body-Worn Camera Research

The Urban Institute (2018)

BWCs and Police Organization and Practice

Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy (2018) 

Design Considerations for BWCs

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

BWCs and Use of Force Complaints

Northeastern University's School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (2018)

BWCs vs. Gun Mounted Cameras

91.5 KJZZ

BWCs and State Prosecutors

George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy