Published on March 12, 2014
Body Worn Cameras and Personal Video Recorders Strategies for a Successful Implementation
The Future of Law Enforcement Is HIGH TECH… And It Is DIGITAL
The Fastest Growing Type of Physical Evidence
FORECASTING OUR FUTURE The Future of Policing Will Include: • The Leveraging and Use of Readily Available Information (In Digital Format) • The Continued Expanded Collection of Digital/Electronic Evidence • The Expanded Use of Body Worn Cameras We will Also…… • Have more and more contact with people in crisis • Have more and more contact with people on Probation or Parole • Continue our shortage of Resources and Personnel • Deal more Frequently with a Population that does not like us
SMART POLICING IS THE FUTURE • Using Information, Technology and Analytics to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Policing the Community.
Changing Public Perceptions
Why On-Body Cameras and Why Now? • Transparency • Community Expects it • Provides Immediate Answers • Most likely it is already on tape in some type of format • Tells the story from the officers PERSPECTIVE • Can not afford not to
We are already being recorded, so lets tell the story from our Perspective.
With On-Body Technology we can show what occurred within hours
History of APD On-Body Camera Program • 2007 started in order to Help with DWI Cases/Convections • 2010 14 OIS Events Community wanted more information – Began Trials • 2010 – 2012 Identified Shortcomings of Equipment, Evidence Management (The Back End) • 2012 – 2013 AXON and Evidence.Com Solution • 2013 115 Unit AXON side by side 180 Day field trial • 9/2013 Results were overwhelming validating the AXON and Evidence.com Solution
Keys for a successful PVR Program Implementation • Dependable • Wearable • Manageable The System must be:
Dallas Incident (Video)
LESS LETHAL OPTION FIRST CHOICE
READY TO THROW THE KNIFE
THREAT TOWARDS OTHER OFFICER
DOOR OPEN OR CLOSED?
JUST PUSHED ON THE DOOR?
DIDN’T KICK THE DOOR?
Manageability Of Digital Evidence
Complete Audit Trails
History of Audio/Video/Lapel Evidence Collected Audio Video/Lapel 2005 7870 0 2006 7335 0 2007 8657 0 2008 9201 0 2009 9539 4138 2010 8883 5517 2011 4373 8609 2012* 812 18030 2013 (YTD 5/21) 78 8140 4/20-5/10 FLEX PILOT 0 7226 4/20/13-10/7/13 4/20/13-2/10/14 115 Users 717 Users 40,860 312,780 *Mandatory Use-All Calls Felony 201 Misdemeanor 303 Evidentiary Value 7% @ 12% of the Uniformed Personnel had FLEX System trial cameras. Digital Evidence
Work Flow Process Non-Cloud Manual Video Evidence Processing • Record Incident/Contact • Go to Station • Adjust Setting to Standby Mode • Remove micro SD and plug into SD reader into computer • Burn file to CD/DVD • Place disk into evidence envelope • Completed automated evidence tag/sign • Place into locker • Evidence picked up by evidence technician • Evidence transported to Evidence Room • Evidence barcoded and scanned into facility • Evidence is placed in storage bin Processing time: Steps 1-8, 1 hour + per shift
Cloud Based Process • Record Video/Incident • Plug into ETM at station or in-car computer • Preview video add metadata to files (Case #, CAD#, Title, UOF, Retain) • Upload videos to Evidence.com Processing time: Often reduced to 15 minutes
Cost Comparison Disposable – Non-Cloud System • Mini Cameras 3-5 per officer per year (@$100 each) + backup micro Cassette Recorder Total Cost $675,000+ • Officer Downtime/Overtime over 5 years Total Cost $17,325,000 • Evidence Handlers Total Cost $528,000 Total Cost w/o software $18,528,000
Cost Comparison Cloud Based FLEX and Evidence.com System • FLEX Hardware (5 Years) $550,000 • E.com and Integration (5 Years) $1,350,000 • Officer Downtime/Overtime (15 minutes) $4,331,250 • Evidence Handling Costs $132,000 Total with Evidence.com and integration $6,363,250
Cost Comparison 5 Year Total Cost of Ownership • $18,528,000 vs $6,363,250 • Savings of $12,164,750 Plus the reliability of a system that works , you know it is on, has 30 second pre- record, audit functions and a warranty.
On-Body Cameras Implementation Process • Pre-Implementation and Policy Development Phase • Implementation/Go Live Phase • Maintenance Phase
On-Body Cameras and Personal Video Recorders • Are not going to go away • Can be successful if correctly implemented and managed • Help protect the officer and the agency
• Football has Instant Replay • Why Shouldn’t We !
Contact Information RAYSCHULTZ60@GMAIL.COM
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