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Episode 19: Research Spotlight - Miami Beach PD (Part 1)

February 2016
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Miami Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Lauretta Hill and Officer/Project Manager Alejandro Mouro to discuss their departments collaborative research project with Dr. Ariel from the University of Cambridge. This podcast discusses the Miami Beach PD’s involvement in the project from their perspective along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to apply that knowledge. Deputy Chief Hill was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 18: Large city training perspective with LAPD’s Dan Gomez

February 2016
LAPD’s Sgt. Dan Gomez discusses the training and education that has to occur to implement a BWC program in a large agency. Sgt. Gomez explains the challenges they had and lessons learned. Sgt. Dan Gomez was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 16: Large city CIO perspective with LAPD's Maggie Goodrich

February 2016
LAPD’s CIO Maggie Goodrich discusses the processes and work behind implementing a BWC program from the perspective of a city CIO that focuses on the technical challenges and decisions. Maggie Goodrich was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 12: Medium Sized Agency Perceptive on BWCs from Miami Beach PD, FL

January 2016
Miami Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Lauretta Hill discusses their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. This podcast discusses the diverse population of Miami Beach and the collaboration that occurred with state’s attorney’s office and their research partner. The deputy chief discusses best practices and lessons learned from the perspective of a medium sized agency. Deputy Chief Hill was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 11: Union Perspective with IUPA's Dennis Slocumb

January 2016
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews International Union of Police Associations' Dennis Slocumb to get Union perspective on BWCs that includes policy and procedure recommendations. Dennis Slocumb was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 10: Technology Perspective with Oakland PD, CA

December 2015
Todd Maxwell, a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, interviews Oakland Police Department's Officer Burke to get a technology perspective on BWCs from an agency that uses on-site storage, but is considering cloud storage. Officer Burke was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 9: Union perspective with NOBLE's Commander Frank

December 2015
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Assistant Commanding Officer Horace Frank of the LAPD's Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau and member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Commander Frank was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 7: Small Agency Perceptive on BWCs from Township of Chocolay, MI

December 2015
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Chocolay Township Police Department Chief Greg Zyburt to discuss their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. Chocolay Township PD starting experimenting with BWCs in 2008. The chief discusses best practices and lessons learned from the perspective of a small agency. Chief Zyburt was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 6: International Perspective with Deputy Chief Daroux and Staff Sergeant Rashid

November 2015
Pat McCreary, Associate Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Calgary Police Services Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux and Staff Sergeant Asif Rashid to get a Canadian perspective on BWCs that includes lessons learned on policy and procedure and challenges they have encountered. Calgary started a pilot program in 2012 and is expanding the implementation to all front line officers. When completed Calgary Police Service will have 11,000 BWCs in use making it one of the largest BWC implementations in the world. Calgary Police Services contributed content that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 5: Judicial Perspective with Judge Mundell

November 2015
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews the Honorable Barbara Rodriguez Mundell to get a Judicial perspective on the impact and issues of BWCs on the court systems. Judge Mundell's extensive experiences help us explore the multiple legal issues surrounding BWCs. Judge Mundell was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 4: International Perspective with Hampshire Constabulary Inspector Goodier

November 2015
Todd Maxwell, a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, interviews the Hampshire Constabulary's Inspector Goodier from the United Kingdom to get an international perspective on BWCs from an agency that started experimenting with Body Worn Video in 2007. Inspector Goodier has worked under Chief Constable Andy Marsh to help develop their BWC policy, procedure and training. Inspector Goodier has advised several international agencies on BWC best practices and was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 3: Research Perspective Interview with Dr. Charles Katz

November 2015
Pat McCreary, Associate Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Arizona State University's Dr. Charles Katz to hear about his research on Body-Worn Cameras. Dr. Katz facilitated the Body-Worn Camera Expert Panel convening in Washington, DC, and contributed to BJA's National Body-Worn Toolkit by authoring the FAQs for the toolkit with Dr. Michael White. 

Episode 2: Early Adopter Perceptive on BWCs from Oakland PD

October 2015
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Oakland Police Department Chief Sean Whent to discuss their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. Oakland PD starting experimenting with BWCs in 2007 making it one of the first Major Cities to use BWCs. The chief discusses best practices and lessons learned. Chief Whent was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 1: Research Perspective Interview with Dr. Michael White

October 2015
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Arizona State University's Dr. Mike White to better understand research perspective on Body-Worn Cameras. Dr. White wrote the Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence report for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center, facilitated the Body-Worn Camera Expert Panel convening in Washington, DC, and contributed to BJA's National Body-Worn Toolkit by authoring the FAQs for the toolkit with Dr. Charles Katz.

Introduction to BJA's National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit Podcast Series

October 2015
Todd Maxwell, contractor working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, introduces this new podcast series and explains what to expect in the interview style podcasts focusing on important issues regarding implementing body-worn cameras (BWCs) in a law enforcement environment. The podcast series will focus on diverse aspects of the implementation and includes input from law enforcement, prosecutors, defenders, advocates, unions, civil rights, and more to cover the most pressing issues concerning BWCs.