Check Out the SPI Webinar Recording – The Impact of Body-Worn Cameras: The Phoenix SPI

Did you miss the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar The Impact of Body-Worn Cameras: The Phoenix SPI? If so, SPI has posted the webinar recording, slides, and suggested reading on its website.

The webinar features 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 describes their approach and results of their body-worn camera study, including lessons learned, from both the research and practitioner perspective.