The Mission-Critical Resource Center

Why Body-Worn Cameras Should Be on the Radar Screen of Every Law Enforcement Agency

In Summary: 

  • A concept that is gaining considerable traction in the law-enforcement community today is that of the "connected officer," which has at its core a plethora of mission-critical technology
  • Citizens are demanding more in-depth investigations into how field personnel interact with the public and apply force.
  • According to a study that involved officers on all shifts being issued body-worn cameras, 60 percent fewer incidents and 88 percent fewer citizen complaints about officer misconduct were reported
  • This whitepaper provides a close examination of the body-worn camera implementation process, including the necessary steps for a successful deployment of this technology

The body-worn camera has become a critical tool for law-enforcement agencies. This whitepaper discusses the following:

  • Results from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BLS) released in November 2018 from a body-worn-cameras study conducted two years earlier and trends about the procurement of body-worn cameras
  • Cost considerations and other important factors regarding body-worn cameras, including best practices for developing a strategic plan that prioritizes device and system purchases based on needs and available funding
  • A discussion around what's often the largest concern as it relates to body-worn cameras—the data storage
  • Other important considerations for body-worn camera initiatives, and what law-enforcement agencies should be thinking about throughout the implementation process
  • Best practices for implementation success

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