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SEARCH Podcast #5: The Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) Initiative

January 2010
Justice organizations are looking for ways to provide secured access to multiple agency information systems with a single logon. The GFIPM initiative provides the justice community with a security and information sharing architecture that is based on an electronic justice credential. This standards-based justice credential can be used to securely connect law enforcement and public safety personnel to interagency applications and data over the Internet. (Courtesy of SEARCH Group, Inc., www.search.org/programs/info/podcasts) Participants: John Ruegg - Chair, Global Security Working Group (GSWG), Director, Los Angeles County (California) Information Systems Advisory Board (ISAB) James Dyche - Applications Administrator, Pennsylvania Justice Network (JNET)

New Research on Body-Worn Cameras

May 2015

This video captures the presentations of several speakers. Jennifer Wood, Associate Professor at Temple University, presents key findings from a pilot evaluation of the Philadelphia Police Department's use of body-worn cameras (BWC) in one of the districts. During his presentation, Michael White, Professor at Arizona State University, focuses on available BWC resources and research. And, Daniel Lawrence from the Urban Institute spoke about the Institute's evaluation of BWC.

Episode 69: BWC Spotlight on Nye County Sheriff's Office

February 2018
Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Nye County, Nevada, Sheriff's Office's Lieutenant David Boruchowitz to discuss the office's lessons learned from implementing its BWC program. Lt. Boruchowitz discusses topics like community outreach, vendor and storage selections tips, and a rural sheriff's office's experiences.

Episode 68: BWC Spotlight on Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Police Department

January 2018
Elliot Harkavy, Technology Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Dawn Parkey of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal Police Department to discuss the department's lessons learned from implementing its BWC program. Ms. Parkey discusses topics like community outreach, coordination with other federal, state, and local law enforcement, coordination with tribal, federal, and state prosecutors, vendor and storage selections tips, and tribal law enforcement experiences.

Episode 64: Sheriff Spotlight – Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office (VA)

March 2017
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office’s Major William Knott to discuss a rural sheriff’s office perspectives on BWCs. Major Knott discusses discusses topics like community and prosecutorial outreach, vendor/storage selections tips and specifics related to a rural sheriff’s office experiences.

Episode 62: Interpreting BWC Video Footage – Part 1

February 2017
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews University of South Carolina’s Assistant Professor Seth Stoughton to discuss the potential benefits of Body Worn Cameras. Stoughton discusses his three categories were the benefits fall into including a signaling benefit, a behavioral benefit, and an evidentiary or documentation benefit. We further discuss how these effect policy, evidence considerations, effects on officer and prosecution and more.

Episode 61: Midwestern Spotlight – Wichita Police Department

February 2017
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Wichita Police Department’s Brian White to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from their implementation process regarding Body Worn Cameras. White discusses policy challenges, vendor considerations, storage considerations and more.

Episode 57: Nation’s Capital Spotlight – Washington Metro PD, DC (Part 2 of 3)

December 2016
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Commander Ralph Ennis, Derek Meeks and research fellow Anita Ravishshankar to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in the nation’s capital and the challenges that presented. The group will also discuss lessons learned regarding policy creation and community outreach along with its research efforts. Finally the group gives some advice on large agency considerations.

Episode 56: Nation’s Capital Spotlight – Washington Metro PD, DC (Part 1 of 3)

December 2016
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Commander Ralph Ennis, Derek Meeks and research fellow Anita Ravishshankar to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in the nation’s capital and the challenges that presented. The group will also discuss lessons learned regarding policy creation and community outreach along with its research efforts. Finally the group gives some advice on large agency considerations.

Episode 51: Anniversary Spotlight on the BJA BWC Team (Part 1)

October 2016
The BWC Technical and Training Assistance’s Dr. Chip Coldren interviews BJA’s Senior Policy Advisor Mike Roosa, ASU’s Dr. Michael White, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Todd Maxwell who are all part of BJA’s Body Worn Camera team to discuss solicitations, funding, research, the toolkit, technical and training assistance, the podcast series and other efforts supporting law enforcement and the justice community around BWCs.

Episode 38: A University Spotlight (Rowan University PD, NJ)

July 2016
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Rowan University Police Department’s Lieutenant Shute to discuss their departments university engagement efforts regarding the development of the department’s body worn camera policy. The agency discusses how BWCs are different on university campuses and the challenges they encountered.

Episode 37: BWC Civil Rights Spotlight – ACLU

July 2016
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to discuss trending privacy and civil rights issues involving body-worn cameras along with the ACLU’s position on these issues. Jay Stanley contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 36: BWC Pilot Program Spotlight – NYPD

June 2016
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Sergeant Joseph Freer from New York Police Department to discuss lessons learned from their recently completed Volunteer BWC pilot program and how they will apply those to their upcoming court ordered pilot program. Sgt. Freer contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 33: Community Engagement Spotlight – Brooklyn Park PD, MN

June 2016
Chip Coldren from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team interviews Brooklyn Park Police Department’s Inspectors Bill Barritt and Shane DuPaul to discuss their departments community engagement efforts regarding the development of the department’s body worn camera policy. The agency discusses its strong community policing orientation and how that helped their engagement with community members.

Episode 32: Research Spotlight – Tempe PD

May 2016
Michael Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Tempe PD’s Assistant Chief Brenda Buren and Arizona State University’s Dr. Michael White to discuss the digital evidence study being conducted at Tempe. They will give an overview of the project along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to use the information learned from the study to improve police work around BWCs. Dr. White were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 27: Juvenile Advocacy Perspective (Part 2)

April 2016
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Executive Director Adam Rosenberg from the Baltimore Child Abuse Center in Maryland to discuss privacy and other concerns around BWCs involving juveniles whether they are suspects, witnesses, or victims. The discussion explores the challenges around recording juveniles and the potential effects on them. Adam Rosenberg contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit.

Episode 23: Civilian Oversight Perspective – Denver PD

March 2016
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Nicholas Mitchell, the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments, to discuss the Denver Police Departments BWC Pilot Program. The discussion explores civilian oversight of policy and training around bwcs specifically during a pilot project along with lessons learned that can be used in large agency bwc implementations.