BWC TTA Updates

BWC Commentary: Perspectives from External Stakeholders

Check out a new "In View" commentary piece from Natalie Todak, Associate Professor, University of Alabama; Janne E. Gaub, Assistant Professor, East Carolina University; and Michael D. White, Associate Director, Arizona State University Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety

This piece investigated the perceptions of BWCs among stakeholders external to two police departments that recently deployed BWC technology along with a list of recommendations for departments who are interested pursuing BWC programs.

Read the commentary here.

 

BWC PIP Sites in the News

Fayetteville City Council voted Tuesday for the purchase of 129 body cameras for the police department. Police said it's part of the force's commitment to transparency.  "We just think that with today's climate it was a good move to make for our police department," said Sergeant Anthony Murphy, of the Fayetteville Police Department."  Fayetteville police began testing several different body worn camera systems more than a year ago and now they are in the final stages of having everything in place.  "There will be in house training. People will be taught by Axon taser how to use the cameras and then those officers will come back and teach the officers how to use them." Murphy said. Fayetteville police said the placement of body cameras on a uniform is vital. They want everything to be seen in high intensity situations.

To read the entire article, click here

New Resource: Body-Worn Camera Training Guide

The Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at Arizona State University (ASU) has developed this facilitator’s guide and accompanying training slides as a resource for law enforcement agencies seeking to develop or modify their body‐worn camera (BWC) training programs. These training materials should be used only as reference documents for agencies developing and deploying BWCs. They are intended to provide guidance and are not designed for yearly continuing training or academy use. Law enforcement agencies should alter the materials as they deem necessary to meet their agency and constituent needs, as well as local and state laws.

To view the BWC training guide and presentation slides, click here

Webinar: Learning from the FY2015 BWC PIP Sites

On September 25, 2017 at 3:00-4:00 PM ET, the BWC TTA Team will host a webinar that will showcase the progress and lessons learned from three FY15 BWC PIP sites. Representatives from San Antonio, TX, Colorado Springs, CO, and Elgin, IL police departments will discuss their reasons for implementing BWCs, the importance of developing a comprehensive policy, how they overcame implementation challenges, and how the BWCTTA was able to assist them in this process.

To register for this webinar, click here