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Key Trends in Body-Worn Camera Policy and Practice: A Four Year Policy Analysis of US Department of Justice-Funded Law Enforcement Agencies

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This report presents the results of an analysis of 304 policies for the deployment of body-worn cameras (BWCs) for law enforcement officers in agencies that have participated in the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) BWC Policy and Implementation Program (PIP).
This report describes the results of an analysis of 304 policies from FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Police and Implementation Program grantees. Through review of 304 agency policies, the authors have identified key BWC policy trends across ten important BWC issues. Several of the trends involve substantial policy differences between FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, and FY 2018 grantees.
Date Created: June 2, 2020