Most studies on body-worn cameras (BWC) and leaders that have implemented programs in their jurisdiction highlight the need for comprehensive written policies prior to launching a BWC program. Although the policies should allow for flexibility as the program and technology evolve, it is critical that officers, key stakeholders, and the public at large define and have access to clear and consistent guidelines that address when and how video is captured, when the video is viewed and discarded, and with whom and under what circumstances the video is used and shared. Beyond these operational and privacy considerations, agencies must also adopt protocols that provide for system security and equipment sustainability.
In this section, you will find local- and state-authored policies and resources as well as broader recommendations and model policies.
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Prosecution Perspective on BWC by Damon Mosler, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego County District Attorney's Office