On December 10 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. EST, the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) will present a webinar titled “The Impact of Body Worn Cameras: The Phoenix SPI”. This webinar will be co-presented by Commander Michael Kurtenbach of the Phoenix Police Department and Dr. Charles Katz from Arizona State University (ASU). Phoenix’s SPI intervention involved the deployment of body worn cameras, and was developed in response to an uptick in crime and citizen complaints in 2010. The Phoenix Police Department, with assistance from their research partner ASU, recently completed a process and impact evaluation of their quasi-experimental design study. This webinar will describe their approach and results of their body-worn camera study, including lessons learned, from both the research and practitioner perspective.
In order to maximize learning, SPI provides recommended reading for participants to undertake before the webinar presentation. By reading the recommended materials, participants will come to the webinar presentation with a basic understanding of the issues, prepared with questions, and ready to make the most of the learning environment. Prior to this webinar, SPI recommends viewing some of the video produced by ASU and Phoenix Police Department about their body worn cameras project. The videos are available online. SPI recommends viewing the videos titled: