It’s hard to name another public safety technology that has had the impact of body-worn cameras (BWCs). The public has been aware of other gear and gadgets used by law enforcement, such as body armor and TASERs, but BWCs have captured the public interest. Law enforcement agencies that have adopted BWCs have experienced better community relations and greater officer accountability. Officers who know their every word and move is being recorded tend to behave more professionally. Investigations of officer misconduct are often resolved as soon as the video of the incident is reviewed in favor of the officer.
Jails and prisons are magnets for lawsuits brought by inmates, so the deployment of BWCs to corrections environments is an inescapable development. While the value and utility of BWCs are understood at a fundamental level, there are factors correctional agencies need to weigh and steps to take to have a successful BWC program.
This Corrections1 How to Buy Body-Worn Cameras guide – whether you are leading a body camera purchase for the first time or are looking to upgrade your current system – is a starting point for the several months or more purchasing process. Included in this guide:
- Key considerations before purchasing
- Top implementation considerations
- Questions to ask vendors
- Company directory
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