What do I know about Body Cameras?
After policing without body-cameras for 12 years, I first started policing on video in 2011. I use a body-camera daily.
For six years, a quarter of my career, it was my job to watch my agency police on video, frame by frame, second by second. I investigated each force incident my agency had (hundreds a year), and each Officer Involved Shooting using forensic video software, and techniques that only come with experience.
After the State of Nevada mandated all officers that contact the public will wear body cameras, I was part of a small group of members that:
- Developed the concept of our agencies body & in-car camera system
- Met with each vendor
- Tested each proposed system
- Developed the department policy
- Solely developed all training & taught each class