About this toolkit

The Body Worn-Camera Toolkit was created by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs’ Bureau of Justice Assistance as a resource for law enforcement agencies across the country and around the world.

Body-worn camera (BWC) programs can support law enforcement strategies to improve public safety, reduce crime, and strengthen relationships between police and the community.

Comprehensive BWC programs are guided by policies that effectively incorporate research, promising practices, community input, and vital implementation considerations.

This toolkit consolidates and translates the developing body of knowledge on BWCs for law enforcement, criminal justice professionals, advocacy organizations, and community members.

Why should you trust this toolkit? The materials in this toolkit were compiled from a broad group of interdisciplinary experts and practitioners that represent the full range of criminal justice system, advocacy, and community organizations.