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IDC PlanScape: Cameras on Cops — The Business Case for Body-Worn Video Cameras

IDC PlanScape: Cameras on Cops — The Business Case for Body-Worn Video Cameras

This IDC study discusses the business case for body-worn video cameras."Implemented correctly, BWCs allow officers to quickly collect key unbiased digital evidence, improve the behavior of both officers and residents, enhance trust, improve transparency, expedite guilty pleas and complaints resolutions, increase conviction rates, and decrease litigation costs," says Dr. Alison Brooks, research director, Smart Cities and Public Safety.


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Executive Summary
Why Are Body-Worn Video Cameras Important?
What Are Body-Worn Video Cameras?
Challenges and Risks
Storage Cost Uncertainties
Human Resource Costs
Community Relations
Investments Needed
Who Are the Key Stakeholders?
How Can My Organization Take Advantage of Body-Worn Video Cameras?
Essential Guidance
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