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BODY-WORN CAMERA RECORDS: the new standard
Body-worn video records are becoming the de-facto standard in policing next to incident and arrest records.  But most agencies haven't tackled their approach to how to manage public requests for copies.  While states are rapidly creating legislation on the issue, police departments are ill prepared for releasing them according to the law and with their existing resources.

Citing understaffed units, one police agency estimated $628,000 in costs to respond to a request for video. 

Not only do we train in BWC programs in our Managing Body-worn Camera Records course, we also offer secure, remote redaction services to lower costs and free-up agency resources.   

CAMERAS TURN THE TIDE ON CRIMINALS: What's your policy for false allegations?
Should law enforcement agencies pursue charges against people who falsely accuse officers?  More and more agencies are now able to do so with body-worn video footage that clears officers of wrongdoing. 

In SC, an offender was recently arrested for disorderly conduct.  Said offender subsequently filed an IA complaint alleging the officer "pushed" him and used racially charged language against him. After reviewing the officer's footage, the department arrested him, again, for filing a false report. 

A Knox County Deputy was cleared of fondling a DUI suspect during an arrest.  She was also charged with false reports.  "This officer was accused of a class B felony. She was looking to take his freedom. 8 to 12 years in the penitentiary. Losing his family, his integrity. His character would have been questioned a thousand different ways," said KCSO Chief of Administration Lee Tramel.

What do you think? Pursue charges?
At first, the problems with the Tewksbury Police Department system - difficulty calling up arrest and incident records - seemed to be just the usual system crankiness. No big deal.

But it persisted, and a technician was called in.
That was when the menacing message popped up on the screen, an explanation in the form of a ransom note:

"Your personal files are encrypted," it read. "File decryption costs ~ $500."

It continued: "If you really value your data, then we suggest you do not waste valuable time searching for other solutions because they do not exist."

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Today's Records Unit: Overcoming Resistance to Change

Information management in law enforcement today demands change; a departure from the past; an end to outdated procedures. Change is hard. How do you overcome its challenges and get buy-in to new way's of thinking, new methodologies, new approaches and new technology? This is an advanced class in managing change and overcoming barriers to success. 
  • Learn to apply proven models and theories of change management. 
  • Get the tools you need to plan ahead and prepare your staff, unit and agency for the road ahead.  

Managing Evidence and Public Records

Who should attend: personnel who manage and oversee the proper management of evidence and case records. Learn what the law requires. How long should evidence be kept? What about the records associated with the case? When the court sends a letter saying the evidence can be destroyed, should it be?
  • When does evidence become a public record?
  • Is there a difference between the two?
  • When the court authorizes evidence to be disposed, is it okay to destroy it?
  • Are there additional retention requirements beyond the closure of a case?
  • What about evidence that has met the statute of limitation?
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