Body Worn Camera Video as a Risk Management Tool


Body worn cameras capture the performance of our police officers as they perform their jobs in real time. This video gives supervisors and agency leaders an understanding of the officer’s performance in relation to the agency standards, but only if someone is monitoring the video collected in a timely manner. This session will demonstrate how the consistent and timely review of officers’ performance, compared to standardized performance metrics, can identify risk management concerns before a claim or lawsuit is filed. It also allows the agency to demonstrate its efforts to manage their officers on a day-to-day basis, while creating data that can be shared with the public to demonstrate their efforts of transparency and continuing improvement.

Core Competency #2 PA/GBS – Public Administration/General Business Skills:

Organizational Management

Course Level


Learning Objectives

Objective 1: Understand the insight available from review of officer body worn camera
Objective 2: Recognize how performance standards can be applied to the video footage
Objective 3 Understand how the results of the review process expands on agency transparency, and demonstrates a committment to constant improvement of performance


Risk Control