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Episode 51: Anniversary Spotlight on the BJA BWC Team (Part 1)

October 2016

The BWC Technical and Training Assistance’s Dr. Chip Coldren interviews BJA’s Senior Policy Advisor Mike Roosa, ASU’s Dr. Michael White, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Todd Maxwell who are all part of BJA’s Body Worn Camera team to discuss solicitations, funding, research, the toolkit, technical and training assistance, the podcast series and other efforts supporting law enforcement and the justice community around BWCs.

Episode 50: Medium Sized Agency Spotlight – Camden County PD, NJ

September 2016

Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team, interviews Camden County Police Department’s Deputy Chief Orlando Cuevas to discuss their agencies research and experiences with BWCs. Deputy Chief Cuevas shares their initial experiences in researching BWCs along with the challenges to implementing them for a medium-sized agency.

Episode 49: Pilot Program Spotlight – Elgin PD, IL

September 2016

Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team, interviews Elgin Police Department's Chief Jeffrey Swoboda to discuss their agencies delve into BWCs. Chief Swoboda shares their initial experiences in researching BWCs along with the challenges to implementing them for a smaller agency.

CMPD Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

September 2016

CIT is a community-based collaboration between law enforcement, mental health agencies, consumers and family members, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)-Charlotte, and Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC).

Law Enforcement Officers are frequently front-line responders to persons in crisis with a serious mental illness.

In an effort to better prepare officers to respond to these individuals, a number of communities (more than 500 in the US) have developed a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Episode 48: Small Agency Spotlight – Twin Falls PD, ID

September 2016

Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team interviews Twin Falls Police Department’s Captain Anthony Barnhart and Staff Sergeant Brent Wright to discuss their agencies experiences with BWCs. The agency shares lessons learned on topics from pilot programs to vendor selection to transparency.

Episode 47: Prosecutor's Spotlight – San Diego County District Attorney's Office (CA)

September 2016

Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Deputy District Attorney Damon Mosler from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to discuss prosecution’s role and challenges with BWCs. Deputy DA Mosler discusses how BWCs are used in the court room, how to handle different formats of BWCs from different LE agencies and collaboration with police/sheriff in the county on policy formation. Damon Mosler part of the Expert Panel convening on BWCs with BJA at the White House.

Episode 46: BJA SMART Policing Initiative Spotlight – A look into the research at Phoenix PD, AZ

September 2016

Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance interviews Phoenix Police Department’s Sergeant Kevin Johnson and Arizona State University’s Dr. Charles Katz to discuss their departments deployment of body cameras in 2013 as part of BJA’s SMART Policing Initiative grant to evaluate body worn camera technology. The group discusses lessons learned and progress of their program along with the research around the program. Dr. Katz and Phoenix PD were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 45: BWC Transit Police Spotlight – BART Police, CA

August 2016

Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department’s BWC team to discuss their BWC program. The agency discusses the uniqueness of being a transit police and how their BWC program differs from a traditional police department.

Episode 44: BWC Victim Spotlight – Part 1

August 2016

Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Victim Rights Law Center’s Nation Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Jessica Mindlin, to discuss victim’s perspectives around law enforcement using Body-Worn Cameras. Director Mindlin discusses the potential effects on victims along with concerns from the advocacy community that will help law enforcement with their policy development.

Episode 43: BWC Victim Spotlight – Part 1

August 2016

Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Victim Rights Law Center’s Nation Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Jessica Mindlin, to discuss victim’s perspectives around law enforcement using Body-Worn Cameras. Director Mindlin discusses the potential effects on victims along with concerns from the advocacy community that will help law enforcement with their policy development.

Episode 42: BWC Research Spotlight – Milwaukee PD, WI

August 2016

Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Milwaukee Police Department’s Sgt. Doug Wiorek and Research Associate Bryce Peterson from the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center to discuss Milwaukee Police Department’s BWC research program. The two discuss the reasons for the research, the program itself and potential use of the research outcomes.

Episode 41: Delaware's BWC Pilot Program Spotlight – Wilmington, DE

July 2016

Chip Coldren, project director for the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Deputy Attorney General Matthew Frawley of the criminal division of the Delaware Department of Justice to discuss Wilmington Police Department's body-worn camera pilot program and what it means for prosecutors. Deputy Attorney General Frawley discusses the Attorney General's Office efforts around planning and coordinating activities for the state-wide implementation of BWCs.

Episode 39: Nation's Capital Region Spotlight – Montgomery County PD, MD

July 2016

Chip Coldren, project director for the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Montgomery County Police Department’s Chief Information Officer, Brian Acken to discuss their departments decision to outfit their officers with body worn cameras in an area that is home to over a million residents. The agency discusses how the agency assigns each officer two BWCs.

Episode 38: A University Spotlight (Rowan University PD, NJ)

July 2016

Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Rowan University Police Department’s Lieutenant Shute to discuss their departments university engagement efforts regarding the development of the department’s body worn camera policy. The agency discusses how BWCs are different on university campuses and the challenges they encountered.

Episode 37: BWC Civil Rights Spotlight – ACLU

July 2016

Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to discuss trending privacy and civil rights issues involving body-worn cameras along with the ACLU’s position on these issues. Jay Stanley contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 36: BWC Pilot Program Spotlight – NYPD

June 2016

Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Sergeant Joseph Freer from New York Police Department to discuss lessons learned from their recently completed Volunteer BWC pilot program and how they will apply those to their upcoming court ordered pilot program. Sgt. Freer contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.