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Body Cameras / On-Officer Camera Systems

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Cell phone videos, social networking and the relentless 24-7 news cycle have CHANGED THE GAME forever for law enforcement. This course provides excellent insight into the Civil liability, Privacy and Potential runaway cost investment such technology will bring…not if.

To protect and serve is both an honor and a burden.

National data has identified that officers, cities and agencies nationally annually have settled liability cases costing up to a whopping $2Billion+ in liability insurance costs/settlements. A little training up front might mitigate such extreme liability costs for a miniscule fraction for an agency’s yearly training investment.

It should be noted that one-third of these lawsuits result in an award for the plaintiff. Law Enforcement now operates in a world in which anyone with a cell phone camera can record video footage of a police encounter.

To assist in countering faulty perceptions of police actions and also possibly assisting with an added trail of validation of the responding officer(s) report also videotaped on citizen’s cell phone, Body-Worn cameras help police department’s officers ensure that events are also captured from an officer’s perspective.

Law Enforcement, as historically practiced, is changing and MUST CHANGE AND ADAPT to deal with both new social norms, and “change” is how some individual citizens develop a positive (or negative) perceptions of police.

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Each online course is developed from an 8-hour classroom-based curriculum. The average length of our online courses is 90 to 120 minutes.


  • Module 1

    • SME Introduction
    • General Overview
    • Technology - On-Officer Recording Systems
    • Course Methodology
    • Areas of Concern and Challenges
    • History of Recordings
    • History of Recordings - Continued
  • Module 2

    • Implementation of Body-worn Cameras
    • Implementation of Body-worn Cameras - Continued
    • Concerns
    • Random Reviews
    • Policy Development
    • Policy Development - Continued
    • Storage Capacity and Costs
    • Storage Capacity and Costs - Continued
    • Identifying the Benefits to the Users
    • Identifying the Benefits to the Users - Continued
    • Acceptance of the Technology
    • When Should Body Cameras Be Turned On and Off
  • Module 3

    • Video Recordings and Use of Force Incidents
    • The Limitations of Body-Worn Cameras
    • Some Danger Cues Can't be Recorded - Film Speed
    • Camera May See Better in Low Light - Blocked View
    • A Camera Only Records in 2-D - Time Stamping
    • One Camera May Not be Enough - Camera Encourages Second-guessing
    • Camera Can Never Replace a Thorough Investigation
    • Viewing Videos
    • Viewing Videos - Continued
    • Notifying Citizens of Recording
    • Retention of Recordings - Use of Recordings
    • Conclusion
  • Final Assessment

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