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Body-Worn Camera Toolkit
Description

Proper training can be a determining factor in the success of an agency's body-worn camera (BWC) program. As with any new law enforcement initiative, the various roles within an agency (patrol officers, supervisor, internal affairs, information officers, etc.) may require unique content, approaches, and delivery methods. An often overlooked but critical factor in the implementation and sustainment of an effective BWC program is educating and training parties outside the law enforcement agency, such as information technology support, prosecutors, defense bar, judiciary, and other relevant stakeholders that may obtain access to the video recordings.

As part of a comprehensive training plan, an agency should consider educating the public and media on the technology, policies, and operational aspects of the proposed BWC program.

BWC Podcast Series

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

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Featured Resources

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Training Curriculum

Data & Society Research Institute created a document on Police Body-Worn Cameras to discuss best practices for inclusion in training curriculum

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NIJ Primer

NIJ BWC Primer

NLECTC published a primer that answers basic questions about body-worn cameras and implementation issues

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Training Guidelines

The Constitution Project Committee on Policing Reforms developed a guideline for policy and training on use of Body-Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement.

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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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