A study by the Arizona State University (ASU) Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety published in March 2020 reported that only 34 percent of law enforcement agencies receiving funding through the Bureau of Justice Assistance Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation program provide refresher training for their personnel on the use of BWCs. However, a 2015 survey of agencies that had implemented BWCs demonstrated that officers desire and are in need of refresher training. Understanding what refresher training is and why it is important can be vital to an agency’s BWC program success. In this In-View, we discuss refresher training for BWC programs, including the potential benefits of this type of training, how and how often it might be held, what agencies might want to consider participating, and how an agency can develop refresher training.
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