Body-Worn Camera Podcast Series

The BWC Podcast Series was created as an accompaniment to the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. This new podcast series is an interview style podcast series focusing on important issues regarding implementing body-worn cameras (BWCs) in the law enforcement environment. The podcast series will focus on diverse aspects of the implementation and includes input from law enforcement, prosecutors, defenders, advocates, unions, civil rights, and more to cover the most pressing issues concerning BWCs.

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Episode 67: BWC Spotlight on Communication Tactics for LE

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Episode 67: BWC Spotlight on Communication Tactics for LE
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body Worn Camera Team, interviews the technical advisor for the Office of Justice Programs' Laura McElroy to discuss Body Worn Cameras and the communication strategies around BWCs. The podcast examines Laura's experiences and recommendations for communication policy considerations. We further discuss strategic communication strategies to create and control the narrative for high profile situations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/28/2017
Episode 66: BWC Spotlight on a Wisconsin Sheriff's Office
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Body Worn Camera Team, interviews the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Jumana Musa to discuss Body Worn Cameras and the courts. The podcast examines NACDL's latest recommendations for policy considerations from their newly released white paper. We further discuss BWC policy, evidence considerations, effects on the courts and more. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
6/23/2017
Episode 65: Spotlight on Cognitive Effects of BWC video footage
Dr. Mike White, from Arizona State University part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews University of California – Irvine’s Professor Elizabeth Loftus to discuss the cognitive effects of Body Worn Cameras and the video they produce on officers, witnesses, victims, courts and juries. Dr. Loftus discusses how the human memory is malleable. We further discuss how these effect BWC policy, evidence considerations, effects on officer and prosecution and more. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/7/2017
Episode 64: Sheriff Spotlight – Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office (VA)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office’s Major William Knott to discuss a rural sheriff’s office perspectives on BWCs. Major Knott discusses discusses topics like community and prosecutorial outreach, vendor/storage selections tips and specifics related to a rural sheriff’s office experiences. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/24/2017
Episode 63: Interpreting BWC Video Footage – Part 2
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews University of South Carolina’s Assistant Professor Seth Stoughton to discuss the potential benefits of Body Worn Cameras. Stoughton discusses his three categories were the benefits fall into including a signaling benefit, a behavioral benefit, and an evidentiary or documentation benefit. We further discuss how these effect policy, evidence considerations, effects on officer and prosecution and more. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/10/2017
Episode 62: Interpreting BWC Video Footage – Part 1
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews University of South Carolina’s Assistant Professor Seth Stoughton to discuss the potential benefits of Body Worn Cameras. Stoughton discusses his three categories were the benefits fall into including a signaling benefit, a behavioral benefit, and an evidentiary or documentation benefit. We further discuss how these effect policy, evidence considerations, effects on officer and prosecution and more. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/24/2017
Episode 61: Midwestern Spotlight – Wichita Police Department
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Wichita Police Department’s Brian White to discuss the challenges and lessons learned from their implementation process regarding Body Worn Cameras. White discusses policy challenges, vendor considerations, storage considerations and more. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/10/2017
Episode 60: Research Spotlight – GMU’s Center of Evidence Based Policing (Part 2)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews George Mason University’s Dr. Cynthia Lum to discuss the Center of Evidence Based Policing’s recent papers on prosecutors perceptions of BWCS and a research based examination of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendations. Dr. Lum talks about research based recommendations, areas for more research and recommendations on implementing BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/27/2017
Episode 59: Research Spotlight – GMU’s Center of Evidence Based Policing (Part 1)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews George Mason University’s Dr. Cynthia Lum to discuss the Center of Evidence Based Policing’s recent papers on prosecutors perceptions of BWCS and a research based examination of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing recommendations. Dr. Lum talks about research based recommendations, areas for more research and recommendations on implementing BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/13/2017
Episode 58: Nation’s Capital Spotlight – Washington Metro PD, DC (Part 3 of 3)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Commander Ralph Ennis, Derek Meeks and research fellow Anita Ravishshankar to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in the nation’s capital and the challenges that presented. The group will also discuss lessons learned regarding policy creation and community outreach along with its research efforts. Finally the group gives some advice on large agency considerations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/30/2016
Episode 57: Nation’s Capital Spotlight – Washington Metro PD, DC (Part 2 of 3)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Commander Ralph Ennis, Derek Meeks and research fellow Anita Ravishshankar to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in the nation’s capital and the challenges that presented. The group will also discuss lessons learned regarding policy creation and community outreach along with its research efforts. Finally the group gives some advice on large agency considerations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/16/2016
Episode 56: Nation’s Capital Spotlight – Washington Metro PD, DC (Part 1 of 3)
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Washington Metropolitan Police Department’s Commander Ralph Ennis, Derek Meeks and research fellow Anita Ravishshankar to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in the nation’s capital and the challenges that presented. The group will also discuss lessons learned regarding policy creation and community outreach along with its research efforts. Finally the group gives some advice on large agency considerations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/2/2016
Episode 55: Policing in Schools Spotlight – Laredo Independent School District Police, TX
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Laredo Independent School District Police Department’s Chief Roberto Villareal and Training Officer Eric Villareal to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in a school district setting and the lessons learned regarding policy creation and outreach with juveniles and parents. Training Officer Villareal gives some advice on school implementation considerations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/25/2016
Episode 54: Small Agency Spotlight – Waynesboro PD, VA
Todd Maxwell with the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera Team, interviews Waynesboro Police Department’s Chief Michael Wilhelm to discuss process of implementing a BWC program in a small community and the lessons learned regarding policy creation and outreach. Chief Wilhelm gives some advice on small agency considerations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/11/2016
Episode 53: Exploring an Officer’s Right to Review Video Policy Considerations in San Francisco, CA
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews San Francisco... to discuss their recent discussions and decision making considerations around an officers right to review a BWC video. The team discusses all the nuances that go into making that critical policy that decision. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
10/28/2016
Episode 52: Anniversary Spotlight on the BJA BWC Team (Part 2)
The BWC Technical and Training Assistance’s Dr. Chip Coldren interviews BJA’s Senior Policy Advisor Mike Roosa, ASU’s Dr. Michael White, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Todd Maxwell who are all part of BJA’s Body Worn Camera team to discuss solicitations, funding, research, the toolkit, technical and training assistance, the podcast series and other efforts supporting law enforcement and the justice community around BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
10/14/2016
Episode 51: Anniversary Spotlight on the BJA BWC Team (Part 1)
The BWC Technical and Training Assistance’s Dr. Chip Coldren interviews BJA’s Senior Policy Advisor Mike Roosa, ASU’s Dr. Michael White, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Todd Maxwell who are all part of BJA’s Body Worn Camera team to discuss solicitations, funding, research, the toolkit, technical and training assistance, the podcast series and other efforts supporting law enforcement and the justice community around BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
10/7/2016
Episode 50: Medium Sized Agency Spotlight – Camden County PD, NJ
Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team, interviews Camden County Police Department’s Deputy Chief Orlando Cuevas to discuss their agencies research and experiences with BWCs. Deputy Chief Cuevas shares their initial experiences in researching BWCs along with the challenges to implementing them for a medium-sized agency. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
9/30/2016
Episode 49: Pilot Program Spotlight – Elgin PD, IL
Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team, interviews Elgin Police Department's Chief Jeffrey Swoboda to discuss their agencies delve into BWCs. Chief Swoboda shares their initial experiences in researching BWCs along with the challenges to implementing them for a smaller agency. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
9/23/2016
Episode 48: Small Agency Spotlight – Twin Falls PD, ID
Todd Maxwell, a member of the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body Worn Camera team interviews Twin Falls Police Department’s Captain Anthony Barnhart and Staff Sergeant Brent Wright to discuss their agencies experiences with BWCs. The agency shares lessons learned on topics from pilot programs to vendor selection to transparency. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
9/16/2016
Episode 47: Prosecutor's Spotlight – San Diego County District Attorney's Office (CA)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Deputy District Attorney Damon Mosler from the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to discuss prosecution’s role and challenges with BWCs. Deputy DA Mosler discusses how BWCs are used in the court room, how to handle different formats of BWCs from different LE agencies and collaboration with police/sheriff in the county on policy formation. Damon Mosler part of the Expert Panel convening on BWCs with BJA at the White House. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
9/9/2016
Episode 46: BJA SMART Policing Initiative Spotlight – A look into the research at Phoenix PD, AZ
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance interviews Phoenix Police Department’s Sergeant Kevin Johnson and Arizona State University’s Dr. Charles Katz to discuss their departments deployment of body cameras in 2013 as part of BJA’s SMART Policing Initiative grant to evaluate body worn camera technology. The group discusses lessons learned and progress of their program along with the research around the program. Dr. Katz and Phoenix PD were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
9/2/2016
Episode 45: BWC Transit Police Spotlight – BART Police, CA
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews San Francisco’s Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department’s BWC team to discuss their BWC program. The agency discusses the uniqueness of being a transit police and how their BWC program differs from a traditional police department. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
8/26/2016
Episode 44: BWC Victim Spotlight – Part 1
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Victim Rights Law Center’s Nation Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Jessica Mindlin, to discuss victim’s perspectives around law enforcement using Body-Worn Cameras. Director Mindlin discusses the potential effects on victims along with concerns from the advocacy community that will help law enforcement with their policy development. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
8/19/2016
Episode 43: BWC Victim Spotlight – Part 1
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Victim Rights Law Center’s Nation Director of Training and Technical Assistance, Jessica Mindlin, to discuss victim’s perspectives around law enforcement using Body-Worn Cameras. Director Mindlin discusses the potential effects on victims along with concerns from the advocacy community that will help law enforcement with their policy development. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
8/12/2016
Episode 42: BWC Research Spotlight – Milwaukee PD, WI
Todd Maxwell, part of the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera team, interviews Milwaukee Police Department’s Sgt. Doug Wiorek and Research Associate Bryce Peterson from the Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center to discuss Milwaukee Police Department’s BWC research program. The two discuss the reasons for the research, the program itself and potential use of the research outcomes. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
8/5/2016
Episode 41: Delaware's BWC Pilot Program Spotlight – Wilmington, DE
Chip Coldren, project director for the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Deputy Attorney General Matthew Frawley of the criminal division of the Delaware Department of Justice to discuss Wilmington Police Department's body-worn camera pilot program and what it means for prosecutors. Deputy Attorney General Frawley discusses the Attorney General's Office efforts around planning and coordinating activities for the state-wide implementation of BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/29/2016
Episode 40: BWC Pilot Program Law Enforcement Spotlight – Wilmington, DE
Chip Coldren, project director for the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Wilmington Police Department's Lieutenant Cecilia Ashe to discuss their departments pilot program with body-worn cameras. The agency discusses their testing and evaluation processes. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/22/2016
Episode 39: Nation's Capital Region Spotlight – Montgomery County PD, MD
Chip Coldren, project director for the Bureau of Justice Assistances Body-Worn Camera Technical Assistance Program, interviews Montgomery County Police Department’s Chief Information Officer, Brian Acken to discuss their departments decision to outfit their officers with body worn cameras in an area that is home to over a million residents. The agency discusses how the agency assigns each officer two BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/15/2016
Episode 38: A University Spotlight (Rowan University PD, NJ)
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Rowan University Police Department’s Lieutenant Shute to discuss their departments university engagement efforts regarding the development of the department’s body worn camera policy. The agency discusses how BWCs are different on university campuses and the challenges they encountered. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/8/2016
Episode 37: BWC Civil Rights Spotlight – ACLU
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to discuss trending privacy and civil rights issues involving body-worn cameras along with the ACLU’s position on these issues. Jay Stanley contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
7/1/2016
Episode 36: BWC Pilot Program Spotlight – NYPD
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Sergeant Joseph Freer from New York Police Department to discuss lessons learned from their recently completed Volunteer BWC pilot program and how they will apply those to their upcoming court ordered pilot program. Sgt. Freer contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
6/24/2016
Episode 35: BWC Vendor Selection Considerations - Arlington PD, TX
Chip Coldren from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team interviews Arlington Police Department’s Chief Will Johnson to discuss vendor and cost considerations when it comes to body-worn cameras. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
6/17/2016
Episode 34: BWC Pilot Program Spotlight - Philadelphia PD
Chip Coldren from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team interviews Philadelphia Police Department’s Chief Inspector Michael Cochrance and Sergeant Jay Bown along with Public Safety Program Manager Mike Vidro from the City’s Office of Innovation and Technology and from Temple University Dr. Elizabeth Groff and Jennifer Wood. The group discusses the Body-Worn Camera Pilot Program at Philadelphia PD along with the research conducted by Temple University. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
6/10/2016
Episode 33: Community Engagement Spotlight – Brooklyn Park PD, MN
Chip Coldren from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Team interviews Brooklyn Park Police Department’s Inspectors Bill Barritt and Shane DuPaul to discuss their departments community engagement efforts regarding the development of the department’s body worn camera policy. The agency discusses its strong community policing orientation and how that helped their engagement with community members. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
6/3/2016
Episode 32: Research Spotlight – Tempe PD
Michael Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Tempe PD’s Assistant Chief Brenda Buren and Arizona State University’s Dr. Michael White to discuss the digital evidence study being conducted at Tempe. They will give an overview of the project along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to use the information learned from the study to improve police work around BWCs. Dr. White were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/27/2016
National BWC Toolkit Anniversary Episode 3: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Spotlight
Dr. Michael White from Arizona State University and BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program interviews Sean Smoot, Director and Chief Council for the Police Benevolent and Protected Association of Illinois and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee, about his perspectives regarding body-worn cameras. Dr. White was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s final report helped create the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/25/2016
National BWC Toolkit Anniversary Episode 2: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Spotlight
Dr. Michael White from Arizona State University and BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program interviews Sean Smoot, Director and Chief Council for the Police Benevolent and Protected Association of Illinois and the Police Benevolent Labor Committee, about his perspectives regarding body-worn cameras. Dr. White was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s final report helped create the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/24/2016
National BWC Toolkit Anniversary Episode 1: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Spotlight
Dr. Michael White from Arizona State University and BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance Program interviews professor Laurie Robinson of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University about her perspectives regarding body-worn camera. Dr. White was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing’s final report helped create the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/23/2016
Episode 31: Research Spotlight – LAPD (Part 2)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews LAPD’s CIO Maggie Goodrich and Sgt. Dan Gomez along with Dr. Craig Uchida from Justice and Security Strategies to discuss the study being conducted at LAPD with JSS and UCLA. They will give an overview of the project along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to use the information learned from the study to improve police work around BWCs. Maggie Goodrich, Dan Gomez and Dr. Craig Uchida were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/20/2016
Episode 30: Research Spotlight – LAPD (Part 1)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews LAPD’s CIO Maggie Goodrich and Sgt. Dan Gomez along with Dr. Craig Uchida from Justice and Security Strategies to discuss the study being conducted at LAPD with JSS and UCLA. They will give an overview of the project along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to use the information learned from the study to improve police work around BWCs. Dan Gomez and Dr. Craig Uchida were part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/13/2016
Episode 29: Research Spotlight - Oakland PD
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Oakland Police Department’s Assistant Chief Paul Figueroa to discuss the study Stanford University is doing in collaboration with his police department. He will give an overview of the project along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to use the information learned from the study to improve police accountability and community relations. Oakland PD was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
5/6/2016
Episode 28: Research Spotlight – Hampshire Constabulary, UK
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Tom Ellis from the University of Portsmouth to discuss the upcoming study at Hampshire Constabulary along with the reasoning behind it and potential outcomes. Hampshire Constabulary was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and Mr. Ellis’ Isle of Wight BWC evaluation is featured on the toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/29/2016
Episode 27: Juvenile Advocacy Perspective (Part 2)
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Executive Director Adam Rosenberg from the Baltimore Child Abuse Center in Maryland to discuss privacy and other concerns around BWCs involving juveniles whether they are suspects, witnesses, or victims. The discussion explores the challenges around recording juveniles and the potential effects on them. Adam Rosenberg contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/22/2016
Episode 26: Juvenile Advocacy Perspective (Part 1)
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Executive Director Adam Rosenberg from the Baltimore Child Abuse Center in Maryland to discuss privacy and other concerns around BWCs involving juveniles whether they are suspects, witnesses, or victims. The discussion explores the challenges around recording juveniles and the potential effects on them. Adam Rosenberg contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/15/2016
Episode 25: Research Spotlight – Dallas PD
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Dr. Melinda Schlager from the Caruth Police Institute along with Deputy Chief Andy Acord and Deputy Chief Paul Stokes of the Dallas Police Department to discuss their on-going BWC study. The group gives an overview of the study and examines the reasoning behind the study along with looking forward to potential outcomes and strategies from the lessons learned. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/08/2016
Episode 24: Tribal Perspective – Suquamish Tribal PD
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Chief Lasnier of the Suquamish Tribal Police in Washington state to discuss his experiences and lessons learned from the perspective of a tribal police agency. The discussion explores the challenges around funding to the multi-level jurisdiction/responsibilities of tribal officers. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
4/01/2016
Episode 23: Civilian Oversight Perspective – Denver PD
Lauren Gonzalez from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Nicholas Mitchell, the Independent Monitor of the Denver Police and Sheriff’s Departments, to discuss the Denver Police Departments BWC Pilot Program. The discussion explores civilian oversight of policy and training around bwcs specifically during a pilot project along with lessons learned that can be used in large agency bwc implementations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/25/2016
Episode 22: Research Spotlight – Las Vegas MPD (Part 2)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Lt. Zehnder from Las Vegas Metro PD and Dr. Chip Coldren from CNA to discuss the ongoing research of the BWC pilot program with UNLV that was funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The study is a multi-year study that examines the implementation and impact of BWCs on a large police agency. Lt. Zehnder contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and Dr. Coldren leads BJA’s BWC Training and Technical Assistance Program. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/17/2016
Episode 21: Research Spotlight – Las Vegas MPD (Part 1)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Lt. Zehnder from Las Vegas Metro PD and Dr. Chip Coldren from CNA to discuss the ongoing research of the BWC pilot program with UNLV that was funded by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). The study is a multi-year study that examines the implementation and impact of BWCs on a large police agency. Lt. Zehnder contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit and Dr. Coldren leads BJA’s BWC Training and Technical Assistance Program. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/11/2016
Episode 20: Research Spotlight - Miami Beach PD (Part 2)
This is a follow-up to last week’s podcast due to extenuating circumstances that prevented Dr. Ariel from joining. Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews University of Cambridge’s Dr. Barak Ariel to discuss his team’s research on BWCs at Miami Beach PD. Dr. Ariel contributed to the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
3/4/2016
Episode 19: Research Spotlight - Miami Beach PD (Part 1)
Todd Maxwell from BJA’s Body-Worn Camera Team interviews Miami Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Lauretta Hill and Officer/Project Manager Alejandro Mouro to discuss their departments collaborative research project with Dr. Ariel from the University of Cambridge. This podcast discusses the Miami Beach PD’s involvement in the project from their perspective along with discussing what they hope to learn and how they plan to apply that knowledge. Deputy Chief Hill was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/26/2016
Episode 18: Large city training perspective with LAPD’s Dan Gomez
LAPD’s Sgt. Dan Gomez discusses the training and education that has to occur to implement a BWC program in a large agency. Sgt. Gomez explains the challenges they had and lessons learned. Sgt. Dan Gomez was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/19/2016
Episode 17: Legislative perspective with NCSL's Rich Williams
Criminal Justice Police Specialist Rich Williams from the National Conference of State Legislatures discusses the legislative perspective and the evolving laws around BWCs and how it effects law enforcement implementations. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/12/2016
Episode 16: Large city CIO perspective with LAPD's Maggie Goodrich
LAPD’s CIO Maggie Goodrich discusses the processes and work behind implementing a BWC program from the perspective of a city CIO that focuses on the technical challenges and decisions. Maggie Goodrich was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
2/5/2016
Episode 15: Civil Rights perspective from the ACLU's Jay Stanley
Senior Policy Analyst Jay Stanley from the ACLU discusses their position on BWCs and the policy considerations law enforcement should analyze to build public trust. Jay Stanley was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/28/2016
Episode 14: Prosecutor perspective with San Diego County District Attorney's Office's Damon Mosler
San Diego County District Attorney’s Office’s Damon Mosler discusses policy considerations for law enforcement and the district attorney’s office along with changes to their business practices because of BWCs. DA Damon Mosler was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/22/2016
Episode 13: Defense Attorney Perspective on BWCs from Alameda County (Oakland), CA
Alameda County Public Defender’s Office discusses policy considerations from the perspectives of defense attorneys and their clients. The discussion focuses on Oakland because of the PD’s early adoption of BWCs. Seth Morris was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/15/2016
Episode 12: Medium Sized Agency Perceptive on BWCs from Miami Beach PD, FL
Miami Beach Police Department Deputy Chief Lauretta Hill discusses their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. This podcast discusses the diverse population of Miami Beach and the collaboration that occurred with state’s attorney’s office and their research partner. The deputy chief discusses best practices and lessons learned from the perspective of a medium sized agency. Deputy Chief Hill was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/8/2016
Episode 11: Union Perspective with IUPA's Dennis Slocumb
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews International Union of Police Associations' Dennis Slocumb to get Union perspective on BWCs that includes policy and procedure recommendations. Dennis Slocumb was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
1/4/2016
Episode 10: Technology Perspective with Oakland PD, CA
Todd Maxwell, a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, interviews Oakland Police Department's Officer Burke to get a technology perspective on BWCs from an agency that uses on-site storage, but is considering cloud storage. Officer Burke was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/28/2015
Episode 9: Union perspective with NOBLE's Commander Frank
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Assistant Commanding Officer Horace Frank of the LAPD's Counterterrorism and Special Operations Bureau and member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives Commander Frank was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/18/2015
Episode 8: Medium Agency Perspective on BWCs from Richmond PD, CA
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Richmond Police Department's Chief Chris Magnus and Assistant Chief Allwyn Brown to hear about hear about their adoption of BWCs which began earlier this year and give us the perspective of a medium sized agency. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/11/2015
Episode 7: Small Agency Perceptive on BWCs from Township of Chocolay, MI
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Chocolay Township Police Department Chief Greg Zyburt to discuss their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. Chocolay Township PD starting experimenting with BWCs in 2008. The chief discusses best practices and lessons learned from the perspective of a small agency. Chief Zyburt was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
12/4/2015
Episode 6: International Perspective with Deputy Chief Daroux and Staff Sergeant Rashid
Pat McCreary, Associate Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Calgary Police Services Deputy Chief Trevor Daroux and Staff Sergeant Asif Rashid to get a Canadian perspective on BWCs that includes lessons learned on policy and procedure and challenges they have encountered. Calgary started a pilot program in 2012 and is expanding the implementation to all front line officers. When completed Calgary Police Service will have 11,000 BWCs in use making it one of the largest BWC implementations in the world. Calgary Police Services contributed content that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/27/2015
Episode 5: Judicial Perspective with Judge Mundell
Carmen Facciolo, Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews the Honorable Barbara Rodriguez Mundell to get a Judicial perspective on the impact and issues of BWCs on the court systems. Judge Mundell's extensive experiences help us explore the multiple legal issues surrounding BWCs. Judge Mundell was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/20/2015
Episode 4: International Perspective with Hampshire Constabulary Inspector Goodier
Todd Maxwell, a contractor with Booz Allen Hamilton working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, interviews the Hampshire Constabulary's Inspector Goodier from the United Kingdom to get an international perspective on BWCs from an agency that started experimenting with Body Worn Video in 2007. Inspector Goodier has worked under Chief Constable Andy Marsh to help develop their BWC policy, procedure and training. Inspector Goodier has advised several international agencies on BWC best practices and was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/13/2015
Episode 3: Research Perspective Interview with Dr. Charles Katz
Pat McCreary, Associate Deputy Director for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Arizona State University's Dr. Charles Katz to hear about his research on Body-Worn Cameras. Dr. Katz facilitated the Body-Worn Camera Expert Panel convening in Washington, DC, and contributed to BJA's National Body-Worn Toolkit by authoring the FAQs for the toolkit with Dr. Michael White. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
11/6/2015
Episode 2: Early Adopter Perceptive on BWCs from Oakland PD
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Oakland Police Department Chief Sean Whent to discuss their departments implementation processes, perspectives and challenges. Oakland PD starting experimenting with BWCs in 2007 making it one of the first Major Cities to use BWCs. The chief discusses best practices and lessons learned. Chief Whent was part of the BJA Expert Panel on Body Worn Cameras that helped form the BJA National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov/bwc.
10/30/2015
Episode 1: Research Perspective Interview with Dr. Michael White
Mike Roosa, Senior Policy Advisor for the Bureau of Justice Assistance, interviews Arizona State University's Dr. Mike White to better understand research perspective on Body-Worn Cameras. Dr. White wrote the Police Officer Body-Worn Cameras: Assessing the Evidence report for the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Diagnostic Center, facilitated the Body-Worn Camera Expert Panel convening in Washington, DC, and contributed to BJA's National Body-Worn Toolkit by authoring the FAQs for the toolkit with Dr. Charles Katz. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov
10/23/2015
Introduction to BJA's National Body-Worn Camera Toolkit Podcast Series
Todd Maxwell, contractor working with BJA's Body-Worn Camera Team, introduces this new podcast series and explains what to expect in the interview style podcasts focusing on important issues regarding implementing body-worn cameras (BWCs) in a law enforcement environment. The podcast series will focus on diverse aspects of the implementation and includes input from law enforcement, prosecutors, defenders, advocates, unions, civil rights, and more to cover the most pressing issues concerning BWCs. For more information on implementing BWCs please see the BJA National Body-Worn Toolkit at www.bja.gov
10/23/2015