It is important to acknowledge that the implementation of body-worn cameras (BWCs) affect various operations and administration, as well as internal and external stakeholders, in significant ways. We are in a prominent time in history where this technology can assist in policing the protests occurring across the country. Arizona State University (ASU) recently conducted a survey asking BWC policy and implementation program sites about their experiences with the recent protests, the value that BWCs added, challenges and problems each agency experienced, and solutions their agency implemented to overcome those challenges and problems.
In the first of two webinars on this topic, Dr. Michael White from ASU will discuss the results from this survey, with a focus on larger agencies and the impact BWCs have had. Participants will also hear from two large police departments on their experiences in their jurisdictions. To conclude the webinar, Dr. Ed. Maguire will discuss the principles of effectively policing protests while reviewing how BWCs can help agencies achieve those principles.
In early August, Dr. Michael White will facilitate a second webinar on this topic speaking with two smaller police departments on their experiences in their jurisdiction. He will again discuss the results from the survey, with a focus on smaller agencies and the impact BWCs have had on them.