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Selected Past Training

  • Frederick, Colorado, 2/2/2017

  • Olathe, Kansas, 9/28-29/2017

  • Ft. Bragg, California, 12/7-8/2017

  • Titusville, Florida, 12/19-20/2017

  • Marina, California, 1/25-26/2018

  • Walnut Creek, California, 2/14-15/2018

  • Hurst, Texas, 2/27-28/2018

  • Boerne, Texas, 7/23-24/2018

  • Los Angeles, California, 1/16-17/2019

  • UC Santa Cruz, California, 8/19-20/2019

  • Santa Clara, California, 8/22-23/2019

  • Fort Collins, Colorado, 9/16-17/2019

  • Ventura, California, 11/17-20/2019

  • Lake County, Illinois, 2/23-26/2020

  • San Luis Obispo, California, 1/25-26/2021

  • Cañon City, Colorado, 10/13-14/2021

  • Escambia County, Florida, 1/31-2/1, 2022


Selected Public Access Webinars

  • CSAC Excess Insurance Authority Risk Management Webinar: Public Agency Management of Body-Worn Cameras, Part 1, 11/5/2015 & Part 2, 11/19/2015

  • BJA TTA Webinar Series: Impact of Body-Worn Cameras on Use of Force Policies, 7/26/16

  • BJA TTA Webinar Series: BWC Policy Compliance, 12/19/2016

  • BJA TTA Webinar Series: A Spotlight on BWCs and Training, 6/28/2017

  • BJA TTA Webinar Series: Digital Evidence Integration, 1/23/2019

  • BJA TTA Podcast Series: BWC Compliance & Auditing, 3/2020

  • BJA TTA National Meeting: Understanding the Benefits of Compliance Checks & Audits, 6/2021

  • Using BWC Data to Improve Your Agency. Turleo, 1/2022

  • Stop FOIA Requests for BWC Footage from Rocking Your Boat. Granicus, 8/2022

Body-Worn Camera Records: Law, Policy and Process


Who should attend: Police executives, BWC program personnel, Records personnel, PIO staff, Legal staff

Length: 2 Days


The management and dissemination of BWC recordings is a rather, albeit unnecessarily, contentious issue in public safety. Whether or not the video shall be released according to the law is one matter while the decision to voluntarily release it is another. These issues are often conflated with the preservation of videos as “evidence”- a separate matter altogether from public records law.

In this 2 day course, in-depth practical information including legal requirements and best practices combined with a hands-on policy development exercise will be provided by subject matter experts from law enforcement.  Topics include:

  • BWC agency Philosophy, Policy, Privacy and Procedure

  • State public records law (tailored to your state)

  • The privacy balancing act

  • Privacy and your state law

  • State public records law and BWC policy

  • Developing policy: activation/de-activation, categorization, retention, notifications, release

  • Public records release processes

  • Implementing an effective and efficient BWC records release program


Critical Issues in Body-Worn Camera Implementation


Who should attend: Police department executives and body-worn camera program administrators.

Length: 1 Day


This seminar consists of presentations followed by facilitated, interactive, discussions on key issues critical to successful implementation of a body-worn camera program. The goal is to provide a professional learning environment where attendees can receive presentations on these issues and also have discussions and exchanges of ideas that can lead to overcoming the host of implementation challenges. Topics to be presented and discussed are:

  • Body-worn cameras in the current political and social environment

  • Your organizational culture and body-worn cameras

  • Planning for a body-worn camera program (even if you’ve already deployed)

  • The Importance of the correct body-worn camera policy (not just “what” but “how”)

  • Program deployment, management, and administration (there’s more to it than meets the eye)

  • The “C.O.P. Consumers” of body-worn camera recordings


Successfully Implement a Body-Worn Camera Program


Who should attend: Body-worn camera program administrators and staff

Length: 1 Day


Implementing a body-worn camera program is an extremely complex endeavor. Especially when confronted with external pressures to get a program up and running quickly. There’s a lot at stake. The process can seem daunting even with all the information available. While there is no single best program implementation template available there are a number of best practices validated through experience. This seminar is designed to guide you through the maze of tasks required to be successful while avoiding pitfalls and unintended consequences. Among the topics presented:

  • Project Management for implementing a body-worn camera program

  • Policy development

  • Body-worn camera testing and selection

  • Developing a comprehensive training program

  • Program management issues

  • Working with the prosecutor’s office

  • The importance of community outreach


Body-Worn Camera Policy Development


Who should attend: Body-worn camera program administrators and staff

Length: 1 Day


Developing a comprehensive, effective, and executable policy is the single most important aspect of a body-worn camera program. Policy must be collaboratively drafted, staffed, and completed before deploying cameras. Writing good policy requires balancing national guidelines with the unique requirements of an agency’s operating environment. It’s not enough to know what items should be included in policy; how those items are articulated is equally as important. Policy must be specific and clear. Officers should never have to wonder if they are in compliance with policy. Like many other key police policies, body-worn camera policy will constantly evolve. Agencies must constantly scan for emerging best practices and court rulings and be prepared to integrate them where applicable. This seminar is designed to examine all facets of best practice policy development. Topics include:

  • Policy development

  • Internal and external policy collaboration efforts

  • Adapting national guidlines to your agency

  • Policy construction

  • Critical policy areas

  • Impact of state laws on body-worn camera policy

  • Policy monitoring


Body-Worn Camera Program Management


Who should attend: Body-worn camera program administrators and staff

Length: 1 Day


So what do you do once you have a body-worn camera program up and running? There are a host of implied tasks associated with managing a program over time. Many agencies don’t think about or discover all of these program management requirements until after deployment and that can lead to problems. These administrative program management requirements will come under scrutiny when the agency experiences a controversial incident. Failure to anticipate these requirements and implement effective administrative process can lead to operational and liability disasters for the agency. This seminar covers the processes needed to ensure program success and improvement over time. Topics include:

  • Policy review

  • Compliance verification

  • Program audits

  • Policy enforcement and discipline

  • Operational and training feedback loops

  • The risk management cycle


Body-Worn Cameras as a Risk Management Tool


Who should attend: Body-worn camera program administrators and staff

Length: 2 Days


On almost any day you can turn on the local or national news and see a story about police misconduct or a controversial incident. In the days, weeks and months following it, the community, the media, and the agency itself will scrutinize very aspect of the incident. The presence of body-worn camera video can work to the advantage of the agency or it could have huge negative impact. The agency is then forced to go in to a reactive posture. Body-worn cameras provide a capability to change this. Never before has our profession had a tool that can allow us to see behavior, policies, practices, and training that could be detrimental to the agency. But simply discovering these things isn’t enough. The agency must have a comprehensive and effective risk management process in place. This is not an easy endeavor. Many factors have to be considered and implemented for any risk management process to mitigate or eliminate risk and make positive corrections. This seminar presents a risk management model that is designed specifically around the use of body-worn camera video. It examines all the challenges to implementing the program as well as methods for evaluating success. Topics include:

  • A police risk management process model

  • How the model operates

  • Setting up the model and supporting program

  • Required resources

  • Identifying risk

  • Eliminating or mitigating risk

  • Evaluating effectiveness

  • What to do with the program outputs


Body-Worn Camera Compliance and Auditing


Who should attend: Body-worn camera program administrators and staff

Length: 2 Days


Once you have a body-worn camera program up and running it becomes the agency’s responsibility to ensure it is properly executed. Compliance processes must be in place. Body-worn cameras record more than just an officer’s actions. They document officers’ adherence to the vast majority of agency’s policies and practices. Failure to ensure that the cameras are used properly can lead to a host of risks for the agency. But how do you verify compliance? The larger the agency the harder this is to do. Technology, both existing and from camera vendors, is only part of the answer. Technology alone can’t currently ensure compliance. Only a well designed compliance program can accomplish this. An additional requirement for a healthy body-camera program is auditing. Auditing is essentially verifying that everything you say you’re doing is actually being done. It goes hand-in-hand with your compliance process. Audits provide, among other things, a documented record of process compliance. This can be critical to an agency in the aftermath of a controversial incident with legal and financial implications. Topics included in this seminar include:

  • What is compliance

  • How to design a compliance program

  • Compliance processes

  • The role of technology in the compliance process

  • What to do with what is discovered

  • What are audits

  • How to design an audit program

  • Documenting the processes

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