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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Body Camera Policy and Free Webinar

Law changes that became effective August 1st place several new requirements on police agencies implementing and administering a body-worn camera (BWC) policy. As a result, LMCIT has revised its guidance and model policy on BWCs. As with previous iterations, this policy was developed in conjunction with several Minnesota policing agencies and the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust, Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, Minnesota County Attorneys Association. A FAQ has also been created to help you understand the new law.

The League will be hosting a live webinar Tuesday, August 30 from 1-2 p.m. to go over how to handle data and public input under this new law. Whether your department has a current BWC policy or is considering implementing one, this webinar will cover key information, including:

  • Actions you need to take when adopting a BWC program, or administering a current one
  • The potential pitfalls in data retention and release
  • How your police department can address community concerns about data privacy and accountability
  • What kind of public input you need before purchasing or implementing a program

Find out more about and register for this webinar by 12 p.m. on August 30.

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