Testimony of Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Vincent Talucci - Technology
The IACP is the world's largest association of law enforcement executives, with more than 22,000 members in 98 different countries. For over 120 years, the IACP has been launching internationally acclaimed programs, speaking out on behalf of law enforcement, conducting ground-breaking research, and providing exemplary programs and services to the law enforcement profession across the globe. One of the services we provide is developing and refining model policies for law enforcement on complicated issues like the use of technology.
Today I am focusing primarily on the use of cameras—and specifically body-worn cameras— because that has become the principal technology people are turning to in documenting police community-relations. I would like to emphasize that this certainly does not fully encompass the breadth of technology that can assist agencies, but evidence suggests that when body-worn cameras are implemented thoughtfully and with proper planning and management, that it holds significant promise in influencing behavior, providing transparency and accountability, and documenting critical interactions between police and citizens.