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.

Podcast Number Podcast Title Description Date
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
BWC TTA National Meeting- REJIS Commission (Regional Justice Information Service) St. Louis, MI During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on March 27th & 28th, 2018, the REJIS Commission site located in St. Louis, MI talked about the body-worn camera implementation process. Sites discussed the various stages of the BWC implementation process they are currently in, the benefits and challenges of implementing BWCs, the BWC training and technical assistance they have received thus far, and the kind of training and technical assistance they would like to see in the future for their department. March 2018
BWC TTA National Meeting-Scottsville, KY Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 10th & 11th, 2017, the Scottsville, KY site team reported on the importance of officer buy-in when it comes to body-worn cameras.  May 2017
BWC TTA National Meeting- Virginia Beach, VA Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on March 27th & 28th, 2018, the Virginia Beach, VA site talked about the body-worn camera implementation process. Sites discussed the various stages of the BWC implementation process they are currently in, the benefits and challenges of implementing BWCs, the BWC training and technical assistance they have received thus far, and the kind of training and technical assistance they would like to see in the future for their department. March 2018
BWC TTA National Meeting-Wichita Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 18th & 19th, 2016, the Wichita, KS site team reported on their progress and TTA experiences thus far. April 2016
BWC TTA National Meeting-Camden County, NJ Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 10th & 11th, 2017, the Camden county site team reported on the impact of  body-worn cameras.  May 2017
BWC TTA National Meeting- Schenectady, NY Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on March 27th & 28th, 2018, the Schenectady, NY Police Department talked about the body-worn camera implementation process. Sites discussed the various stages of the BWC implementation process they are currently in, the benefits and challenges of implementing BWCs, the BWC training and technical assistance they have received thus far, and the kind of training and technical assistance they would like to see in the future for their department. March 2018
BWC TTA National Meeting-Twin Falls Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 18th & 19th, 2016, the Twin Falls, ID site team reported on their progress and TTA experiences thus far. April 2016
BWC TTA National Meeting- Bedford, VA County Sheriff's Office During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 10th & 11th, 2017, the Bedford County, VA site team reported on sustaining a Body-Worn Camera program.  May 2017
BWC TTA National Meeting- San Diego Police Department During the Body-Worn Camera TTA National Meeting hosted on April 18th & 19th, 2016, the San Diego, CA site team reported on their progress and TTA experiences thus far. April 2016