Working with chiefs, legal experts, and law enforcement practitioners, IACP developed a Model Policy: Body-Worn Cameras, and a Body-Worn Cameras Concepts and Issues Paper discussing the use and application of this technology in operational contexts. The Model Policy, which was published April 2014, is available below in both PDF and MS Word formats, to assist agencies in creating a policy that reflects their specific implementation objectives and operational practices.
In addition to the Model Policy and the Concepts and Issues Paper, IACP also published the Technology Policy Framework in January 2014. This document identifies nine universal principles to guide agencies in the development of effective policies associated with virtually all forms of technology, and suggests factors to incorporate when crafting those policies. The proper implementation and enforcement of policies can help ensure that agencies realize the unique value of technology in contemporary policing, while protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of citizens.
Technology Policy Framework