DOJ: How to Implement a Body-Worn Camera Program

“Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned,” a resource manual produced by the U.S. Department of Justice, cited a survey conducted by the Police Executive Research Forum which showed that of the 254 police departments surveyed, some 75 percent said they didn’t use body-worn cameras, despite the many benefits the devices provide. Cost was a determining factor, but so was privacy and the expectations wearing cameras can put on officers.