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                                                             Developing and implementing a body-                                                                  worn camera program requires a                                                                              broad, systems-based knowledge of                                                                      all aspects of this complicated                                                                                  process. Many fiscal, operational, and                                                                  managerial decisions will be made                                                                          throughout the life of a camera                                                                                program. The impact can be                                                                                        devastating if poor decisions are made                                                                because there was a lack of knowledge. The body-worn camera operational environment is rapidly changing. New laws, products, capabilities, policies, and best practices, among a host of other topics, seemingly evolve daily. It can be a challenge for any executive, manager, and/or fiscal administrator to keep up with all the information that is woven into the processes involved in implementation and sustainment.


Daniel Zehnder is a retired Captain from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. He is the CEO and Chief Consultant of Principis Group, Inc., which he founded in 2015. He has experiential knowledge in all aspects of implementing and sustaining a body-worn camera program. This knowledge is derived through experience and application as well as ongoing study of trends throughout the United States and internationally. Daniel has developed relationships with public safety leaders, practitioners, industry leading technology companies and government agencies across the country. These relationships help him to stay current on this constantly evolving topic.


Daniel has given presentations around the country to public safety organizations, technology companies, state and local governments and public service support organizations on body-worn camera operations and management.

Several notable past public presentations are:

  • U.S. Department of Justice’s, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Body-Worn Camera “Toolkit” expert development panel

  • Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths, Inc, 2015 Body-Worn Camera Symposium

  • Panel Member, Analytics for Video from Body Worn Cameras, 2015 IBM i2 Summit for a Safer Planet

  • Panel Member, Body-Worn Cameras – Examining the Impact on Officer Safety, Promoting Police Legitimacy, Improving Community Engagement, and Reducing Crime, 2015 DOJ Violence Reduction Network, Detroit, Michigan

  • Panel Member, “Are You Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program?”, 2015 IACP Annual Conference

  • Panel Member, “Body-Worn Camera Cloud Storage and Content Management”, 2016 IACP LEIM 

  • 2016 Public Safety ONE2ONE Summit, Keynote Speaker

  • Lead Presenter, “Body-Worn Cameras and Public Records Requests”, 2016 IACP Annual Conference.

  • Panel Member, “Variations in Body-Worn Camera Policies: Sources, Suggestions, Solutions”, 2016 IACP Annual Conference. 

  • Presenter “Compliance and Auditing Cameras at your Agency” and Panel Moderator “Body-Worn Camera Discipline: How Rules are Enforced”, Axon Accelerate 2018.

  • Presenter "BWC Training Program Development", Bureau of Justice Assistance, BWC Training and Technical Assistance National Meeting, 2019 & 2020

  • Presenter "BWC Program Compliance and Auditing", Bureau of Justice Assistance, BWC Training and Technical Assistance National Meeting, 2021

  • Presenter "BWC Compliance and Auditing", Bureau of Justice Assistance, BWC Training and Technical Assistance National Meeting, 2021, 2022 & 2023


Let Principis Group apply this knowledge to turn your body-worn camera program challenges turning into successes.



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