BWC Podcast Series

BWC TTA Podcast Series

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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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29Learning from the Washington, D.C. Department of Corrections' BWC Implementation

In this episode of LE Tech Talks, subject matter expert Mary O'Connor spoke with Director of Security Ben Collins, Dr. Reena Chakraborty, and Dr. LaToya Welsey about the Washington, D.C. Department of Corrections' implementation of body-worn cameras.

Ms. O'Connor spoke with Mr. Collins, Dr. Chakraborty, and Dr. Wesley about the decision to implement BWCs within a correctional facility, and their overall experience with their pilot program. Listen to this episode to learn more.

January 2022
28Meet the BWC TTA Leads Pt. IV

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, CNA's Jessica Dockstader sat down with four of the BWC TTA Leads - Chief Harold Medlock (ret.), Steve Rickman, Charles Stephenson, and Captain Dan Zehnder (ret.)

Mr. Rickman, Mr. Stephenson, Cpt. Zehnder, and Chief Medlock spoke about their experiences in assisting with BWC implementation, and what sites should know for their programs.
 

July 2020
27Meet the BWC TTA Leads Pt. III

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, CNA's Jessica Dockstader sat down with five of the BWC TTA Leads - Chief Orlando Cuevas (ret.), Dr. Scott Decker, Dr. Janne Gaub, Dr. Charles Katz, and Dr. Aili Malm.

Ms. Dockstader asked each lead about things they've seen and learned from working with sites on BWC implementation. Listen to this BWC TTA Lead Feature to hear about their experiences.
 

July 2020
26Assessing BWC implementation in Milwaukee, WI, with a randomized controlled trial

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator and Analyst Quin Patterson sat down with Milwaukee, WI Police Chief Ed Flynn, and researchers Dr. Bryce Peterson and Dr. Dan Lawrence. Mr. Patterson, Chief Flynn, Dr. Peterson, and Dr. Lawrence discussed the assessment of the Milwaukee, WI Police Department's BWC program via a randomized controlled trial.

Throughout six months in 2016, patrol officers and sergeants from the Milwaukee, WI Police Department were involved in a randomized controlled trial. Dr. Peterson, Dr. Lawrence, and Chief Flynn spoke on what researchers and practitioners can learn from working with each other, community perceptions of BWCs in Milwaukee, WI, and findings from the randomized controlled trial.

November 2021
25BWCs in After-Action Reviews

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator and Analyst Jessica Dockstader sat down with BWC TTA Senior Advisor Tom Woodmansee, and CNA Senior Research Scientist Tom Christoff. Ms. Dockstader, Mr. Woodmansee, and Dr. Christoff discussed the use of body-worn cameras in after-action reviews.

Mr. Woodmansee and Dr. Christoff discussed the types of information made available through by analyzing BWC footage; the importance of a clear and comprehensive BWC policy; challenges and difficulties receiving or reviewing the footage; and key takeaways for agencies to consider when utilizing BWC to help prepare, manage, and evaluate their responses to civil unrest and protests.

April 2021
24Key Trends from BWC Policies

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, BWC TTA Outreach Coordinator and Analyst Jessica Dockstader sat down with BWC TTA Co-Director Dr. Mike White and Subject Matter Expert Dr. Aili Malm. Ms. Dockstader, Dr. White, and Dr. Malm discussed themes from the recent report, Key Trends in Body-Worn Camera Policy and Practice: A Five Year Policy Analysis of US Department of Justice-Funded Law Enforcement Agencies.

Dr. White and Dr. Malm shared important takeaways and surprising findings from their report on BWC policy surrounding topics such as activation, officer authority to review BWC footage, supervisory review authority, off-duty assignments, activation during public demonstrations, temporary deactivation (and muting of audio), and how departments handle video release requests.

March 2021
23Podcast from the Field: Gustine, California, Police Department

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Captain Dan Zehnder (ret.), a BWC TTA Lead, sat down with Chief Ruben Chavez from Gustine, CA, Police Department, to discuss lessons learned from the BWC program.

Captain Zehnder and Chief Chavez discussed useful tips for implementing a BWC program in a small agency regarding partnering with other agencies, handling storage, how to staff the program, overcoming obstacles in grant management, and more.

January 2021
22Podcast from the Field: Cookeville, Tennessee, Police Department

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Chief Harold Medlock (ret.), a BWC TTA Lead, sat down with three representatives from Cookeville, TN, Police Department, a FY2019 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) site, to discuss lessons learned from their BWC program.

Chief Medlock spoke with Chief Randy Evans, Major Ken Sircy, and Major Scott Winfree to discuss the benefits of working with their state association, the use of BWCs during a natural disaster, the importance of BWCs in resolving complaints, and more.

December 2020
21BWCs and Mounting Considerations

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, BWC TTA Senior Advisor Charles Stephenson sat down with two BWC TTA Leads, Chief Harold Medlock (ret.) and Director Geoff Smith (ret.), to discuss what law enforcement agencies should consider when selecting mounting options for their BWCs.

While a seemingly straightforward topic, if not carefully considered, tested, and evaluated BWC mounting can place a department in a precarious position, as issues with mounting can contribute to missing important footage during a critical incident. Chief Medlock noted that being involved in the TTA program for the last four years has helped him understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution for a department nor perfect mounting location. Director Smith emphasized the importance of testing and evaluation when determining which type of BWC mounting a department should choose.

November 2020
20Podcast from the Field: Newport, Rhode Island, Police Department

On this episode of LE Tech Talks, Deputy District Attorney Damon Mosler, a BWC TTA Lead, sat down with two representatives from Newport, RI, Police Department, a FY2018 BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) site, to discuss lessons learned from their BWC program.

DDA Mosler spoke with Sergeant Gregory Belcher and Lieutenant Kevin Moreira to discuss the importance of a pilot program, utility of computer-aided dispatch integration, garnering officer-buy in, and more.

October 2020