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Episode 55: Policing in Schools Spotlight – Laredo Independent School District Police, TX

November 2016
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Laredo Independent School District Police Department’s Chief Roberto Villareal and Training Officer Eric Villareal to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in a school district setting and the lessons learned regarding policy creation and outreach with juveniles and parents. Training Officer Villareal gives some advice on school implementation considerations.

Episode 54: Small Agency Spotlight – Waynesboro PD, VA

November 2016
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Waynesboro Police Department’s Chief Michael Wilhelm to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in a small community and the lessons learned regarding policy creation and outreach. Chief Wilhelm gives some advice on small agency considerations.

Episode 52: Anniversary Spotlight on the BJA BWC Team (Part 2)

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 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 2

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.