Research in Brief: Variations of Body-Worn Camera Activations

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Research in Brief: Variations of Body-Worn Camera Activations

December 5, 2019

Abstract

This article from Police Chief magazine summarizes a recent study that examined body-worn camera (BWC) activation during the early deployment of the Anaheim, California, Police Department’s BWC program in 2015. Camera activations were examined across 40 officers to assess to what degree the officers used the cameras differently and how their use changed over time. Most important, this study was the first to determine how different types of police-community contacts influence officers’ decisions to activate their BWCs.

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