Body Worn Cameras

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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.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • 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 / Admission Requirements

  • This program is available to all law enforcement officers.

Course Length

Body Worn Cameras is a two-hour course.

Course Hours

Participants receive 2 hours of TCOLE credit.

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Body Worn Cameras is $45 per person.

Registration Process

Registration is 100% online. Please visit the Register Online link located on the Upcoming Events table below or the Online Programs page to register. The course will open September 1, 2017 and you will have until August 31, 2018 to complete the course. Your login will expire on August 31, 2018 and you will need to contact the project coordinator to regain access. A confirmation e-mail with login information will be sent to the e-mail address indicated on the form within 10 business days of payment.

Course 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

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

OPENSep 01, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018Body Worn Cameras Online Register Online $45.00

* Additional fees may apply