Body Worn Cameras

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Topics Covered:

  • Assists officers and agencies on the use and evaluation of body worn camera systems
  • Provides guideline on when an officer should or should not use the camera based on privacy concerns
  • Develops provisions on the creation, retention and deletion of video and audio recording
  • Offers guidelines for public access or officer or agency review of the recording
  • Creates documentation for malfunctions of the equipment
  • Understands that officers are not required to keep cameras activated during the entire shift
  • Aligns policies with federal and Texas rules of evidence

Who Should Attend:

  • This program is available to all law enforcement officers.

Course Hours:

Participants receive 2 hours of TCOLE credit.

Program Links:

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Date/Time:

Sep 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018

Course Cost:

$45 per person


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With law enforcement agencies adopting Body Worn Cameras to provide more transparency and reduce allegations of misconduct against police, the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is developing a course to examine policies and practices on the use of these new devices at the local level. This course will aid law enforcement officers with the operation and evaluations of different camera systems and discuss policy issues to consider for the agency and the officer. The online course is available 24/7.


For more information, contact:

Andrea Hoke, Project Coordinator
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-3702
Phone: 800-477-9248
ahoke@shsu.edu