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Body Worn Camera Symposium Announced

The Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Death will host the first annual Law Enforcement Camera-based Systems Symposium on June 9-11, 2015, in the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lexipol Senior Legal Advisor and Vice-President Ken Wallentine will be presenting during the symposium and available to answer participants’ questions about legal and policy issues related to camera-based systems.

The IPICD Center for Excellence in Event Reconstruction (CEER) 3-day Symposium will focus on law enforcement camera-based systems (e.g. body worn cameras, UAV's, ALPR, jail cameras, etc). The primary focus of the inaugural symposium will be on body worn cameras, storage, First Amendment, redaction, release, policy, and other topics listed below. This pioneering, first-of-its-kind symposium will help agencies planning to purchase, implement, manage, and/or defend camera-based systems to avoid “reinventing the wheel.”

The Symposium will give your agency, legal counsel, expert witnesses and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn from others’ stumbles and successes and to get first hand help from leaders in the field. (Note: camera-based recording system manufacturers have been invited to exhibit their products, however, no manufacturer's representative will be presenting about its camera-based system during the symposium and no manufacturer’s sponsorship is being accepted. Participants will have an opportunity to individually meet with various providers and examine their products).

Symposium session topics include:

  • Civil liberties and privacy concerns
  • Legislative update (state and federal)
  • Grant opportunities for body-worn cameras
  • Best practices policies for camera activation, downloading, retention, etc.
  • Navigating potential collective bargaining/labor concerns
  • Training to mitigate potential HIPAA issues
  • Identifying First Amendment concerns (what can be recorded and then released?)
  • Handling Freedom of Information Act and state public records requests
  • Maintaining evidence credibility (spoliation, retention, redaction issues),
  • Storage, download and bandwidth worries (1st and 2nd tier storage, hybrid, etc.)
  • Cloud-based solutions
  • DOJ consent decrees requiring body-worn cameras
  • Report writing concerns (view the video before or after writing reports)
  • Internal Affairs, workers comp, other non-prosecutorial use of video
  • How body-worn cameras might actually inhibit investigations
  • Cameras and their impact on officer productivity
  • Public Information Officer (PIO) training about cameras
  • Hacking concerns
  • Geo-fencing concerns for law enforcement agencies
  • Criminal prosecution, discovery, spoliation issues

Register early as seats will fill quickly and seating is limited. For additional Symposium information, special hotel room rate code, topics, scheduled presenters, tuition, and online registration information, please visit: www.ipicd.com/ceer