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
- Law enforcement labor organizations
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.
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.
BJA Expert Panel
Justice professionals representing law enforcement, courts, prosecution, public defense, labor organizations, and advocates for privacy, victims, and juveniles initiated Toolkit discussions