Officer Buy In: We’ve heard we should use our body-worn camera footage for training purposes. Won’t our officers feel they are being monitored?

    When adopting body-worn cameras, some officers do express concerns about footage being used in disciplinary action. It’s important to take these concerns seriously and be up front about how footage will be used within your department. If you intend to use footage for training purposes, it is best to keep the review of the footage out of internal affairs. Use review of the footage to identify areas of strength and weaknesses for your entire department and use those incidents to develop a training plan. Be sure your BWC policy is clear about all the ways you might use footage, such as training, disciplinary review, and release to the public.