COPS and PERF Release “Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) recently released a publication, Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned, which provides promising practices, lessons learned, and guidelines for law enforcement agencies considering adoption of a body-worn camera program.

As more police departments deploy body-worn cameras, the report seeks to provide policy guidance and answer questions related to the technology’s implementation. PERF and COPS researched body-worn cameras through nationwide surveys, interviews with police executives, and through a conference with law enforcement leaders and criminal justice experts. The findings are included in the report, which discusses the perceived benefits of deploying body-worn cameras, policy concerns that must be considered if the technology is adopted, and PERF’s policy recommendations for police departments that choose to implement a body-worn camera program.

To read the report, click here