Empowering government to build better resident and employee experiences and get more value out of their civic engagement technology.

Learn More
GovQA

Stop Public Records (FOIA) Requests for BWC Footage from Rocking Your Boat

Start sailing free with technology tips from a 20+ year police captain and body cam program manager.

Body-worn cameras (BWC) have changed how the public perceives police accountability and transparency. Along with this greater awareness has come calls for releasing BWC video release after critical incidents, putting pressure on public records offices. That can mean increased need for response as well as trying to create policy to meet rising interest.

While large agencies have the resources and expertise to research, develop and write their own policies, most police departments don’t have that luxury. Some purchase from law enforcement policy solution providers, others copy what is perceived to be good policy from neighboring agencies, and others still just try to write it on their own.

Under all these circumstances, Records personnel can find themselves in a very difficult position when it comes to responding to public records requests.  How can agencies, in particular Records personnel, navigate all these challenges?

Planning, developing, and implementing solid policies and processes to release body worn camera (BWC) video pursuant to requests are keys to success. Learn the tips that your agency can implement to make this goal a reality during our on-demand webinar “Stop (FOIA) Records Requests for BWC Footage from Rocking Your Boat.” Dan Zehnder, retired Captain at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and current president of Principis group shares his hard-earned insights into best practices around managing public records (FOIA) requests for BWC videos, and how new technology and tools, such as GovQA, can make the process of handling BWC requests more efficient.

Related Resources

Webinar

Digital Transformation: 2022 in Review + Predictions for 2023

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Tips for Finding Common Ground When Legal and Records Disagree

Read More
Webinar

The Power of the Engaged Customer: Tips for Elevating CX Strategy

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Getting Connected: OpenCities and EngagementHQ

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Deep Dive: Destination Marketing and Short-Term Rental Revenue

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

How the City of Edina Implemented an Effective Digital Community Engagement Strategy

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Tactical Urbanism and Building Better Communities

Read More
Webinar

Combating Public Records Request Complexity With Technology and Automation

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

3 Tips in 15 Minutes: How Fractional Ownership Impacts Short-Term Rentals

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

3 Ways SMS Messaging Can Improve Resident Experiences

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Digital Transformation and Community Engagement in Planning

Read More
Guide

Data is Fundamental to Improving the Citizen Experience

Read More
Guide

2022 Public Records Benchmark Report

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Metrics that Matter: How-to Evaluate Civic Engagement

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

3 Tips in 15 Minutes: Short-Term Rental Advice for Gateway and Resort Communities

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Finding Time: Efficiencies for Government Staff

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Best Practices for Effectively Communicating with Requesters

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

How the City of Palm Desert Created an Online Engagement Hub for its Residents

Read More
On-Demand Webinar

Tips for Dealing with Excessive Public Records Requestors and the Media

Read More