On-Officer Camera Systems, commonly called “Police Worn Body Cameras”, is authored by a leading national subject matter expert Eric Daigle. The course provides a very good primer on the technology and issues that law enforcement must deal with in considering and adopting this technology as another tool in their everyday policing mission.
Police worn cameras have been widely adopted as a potential deterrent by law enforcement to help mitigate faulty police actions or inaccurate complaints and lawsuits against law enforcement by citizens with the goal of increased transparency. However, they are not perfect solution and still leave much to be desired. In addition, they are costly and generate substantial amounts of recorded video data which must be stored by the agency for an extended period of time, which for an agency with 1,000 officers generates a substantial amount of recorded video data thereby being quite costly. Agencies who have adopted this technology now know its very time consuming and very and costly. When video is requested for legal cases, certain scenes or images for privacy issues must be redacted thereby creating another expense of editing. For individuals in criminal justice field this is an important course to take.