BWC TTA Podcast Series

The Body-Worn Camera TTA Podcasts series provide a unique opportunity for law enforcement officers, researchers, and the law enforcement community to learn about a variety of topics related to body-worn cameras. The podcasts are recorded for you to listen to on our website at your own convenience. Please don't hesitate to contact us with questions or requests for additional information.

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Podcast Number Podcast Title Description Date
8 Interview with Tom Woodmansee - Community Education of BWCs On this episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, Samantha Rhinerson, former BWC TTA Resource Coordinator for the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program, interviews BWC TTA Subject Expert and Senior Advisor, Tom Woodmansee of CNA. Mr. Woodmansee discusses community education and creating reasonable community expectations of BWCs. This podcast expands on a number of previous resources developed on this topic area. The BWC team has created In View Commentaries, Webinars, and several podcasts discussing how other departments have engaged with their communities. October 2019
7 Interview with Dr. Janne Gaub - BWCs in Specialty Units On this episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program, interviews BWC TTA Subject Expert and Lead, Dr. Janne Gaub. Dr. Gaub discusses BWC implementation topics related to specialty units, including the definition of a specialty unit, the reasoning behind specialty unit implementation, the benefits and unique challenges associated with this type of implementation, lessons learned, and many other aspects of the implementation process.     September 2019
6 Interview with Deputy District Attorney Damon Mosler On this episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program, interviews San Diego County Deputy District Attorney, Damon Mosler. Deputy District Attorney Mosler discusses topics such as BWC policy, the impact of BWCs on prosecutor offices, collaboration between law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices, and many other aspects of the implementation process.   August 2019
5 Overcoming Technological Issues of BWC Implementation This is the fifth episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, which will consist of both interviews and audio resources. Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Lieutenant David Sorenson of the Virginia Beach, Virginia, Police Department, Captain Brent Cook of the Pasco, Washington, Police Department, and Director of Technology Innovation Derek Meeks of the Metropolitan Police Department on overcoming the technological challenges associated with BWC implementation. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program website at www.bwctta.com. June 2019
4 Audio Resource - Crisis Communication Plan Strategies This is the fourth episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, which will consist of both interviews and audio resources. Samantha Rhinerson, Resource Coordinator for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, discusses with Laura McElroy, BWC TTA Subject Expert, creating a crisis communication plan for law enforcement agencies. BWC TTA offers several resources for law enforcement to implement communication strategies regarding BWC information. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program website at www.bwctta.com. June 2019
3 Audio Resource - Overview of BWC TTA Resources This is the third episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, which will consist of both interviews and audio resources. Samantha Rhinerson, Resource Coordinator for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, discusses with Dr. Dr. Mike White, BWC TTA Co-Director, an overview of the resources available to agencies through BWC TTA. BWC TTA offers a wide variety of resources on BWC implementation topics. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program website at www.bwctta.com. June 2019
2 Voices from the Field This is the second episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, which will consist of both interviews and audio resources. Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Assistant Chief Gail Struss of the Allentown, Pennsylvania, Police Department, Lieutenant Jeff Rugel of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, Police Department, and Sergeant Seth Bigalow of the Peoria, Arizona, Police Department to discuss each agency's successes and challenges in implementing a BWC program. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program website at www.bwctta.com. June 2019
1 Interview with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Police Department This is the first episode of the “LE Tech Talk” series, which will consist of both interviews and audio resources. Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority Police Department’s (SEPTA) Captain John Arnold to discuss the department’s lessons learned from implementing its BWC program. Captain Arnold discusses topics like transparency, training and management, and a transit police department’s experiences.  March 2019