Webinar: “Part I: The Role of Police Body-Worn Cameras in Recent Public Protests: Benefits, Challenges, and Solutions”

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.

Effective law enforcement requires trust and mutual respect between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Building strong police-community relations necessitates a sustained effort over time, yet maintaining these relationships is exceedingly difficult during and after a high-profile incident or civil unrest. In order to preserve the peace and maintain the public’s trust during these tumultuous times, law enforcement must plan and prepare by closely examining police practices, policies, and operations. 

Building Public Trust: The Role of Data in Enhancing Police Accountability and Legitimacy

Please join the Diagnostic Center and representatives from the Metro East Police District Commission (MEPDC) for a brown bag discussion on the use of data to understand and promote practices that enhance police legitimacy and accountability. The brown bag event, which is open to representatives from the U.S. DOJ, local law enforcement agencies, and the criminal justice community, will explain how the MEPDC is using a data-driven approach to enhance professionalism in local policing.