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Community Stakeholders

Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

Like many new law enforcement strategies and technologies, a successful body-worn camera (BWC) implementation requires community engagement. Active participation from the community is essential to create a robust program and is critical to securing the necessary support, endorsement, and ongoing dialogue for the BWC program. Stakeholders could include:

  • Civic leaders
  • Victim and privacy advocates
  • Legislators
  • Media
  • Law enforcement labor organizations

BWC Podcast Series

For more about these topics, please check out the BWC Podcast Series.

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Subject Matter Experts Share

Featured Resources

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ACLU Explores Benefits

Jay Stanley explores the ACLU's challenge with police-worn cameras as it relates to the tension between the potential of police-worn cameras to invade privacy and the benefit such cameras afford in promoting police accountability.

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FOP's Model Policy

The Fraternal Order of Police recommends policies for police-worn cameras - model policy from a union perspective

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FOP Webinar

The NFOP discusses the pros and cons of the use of body-worn cameras including police officers' and citizen's right to privacy, the potential for discipline, and suggestions for policy, discussions and negotiations.

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Expert Panel

BJA Expert Panel

Justice professionals representing law enforcement, courts, prosecution, public defense, labor organizations, and advocates for privacy, victims, and juveniles initiated Toolkit discussions

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