17 January 2015
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President Obama’s Body Cam Initiative for 2015

3 things LEOs and Departments should know about Obama’s body cam initiative President Barack Obama issued a press release on December 1, 2014 concerning body-worn cameras, militarization of local law enforcement agencies, and a study on police militarization.  Funding has not been approved as of this time and here is an overview of the press release […]


30 December 2014
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#Bodycam & #BWV on Law Enforcement Officers: Do they work?

What we know so far In a recent study in Rialto California my colleagues and I studied the effect of body-worn video (BWV) on police use-of-force and citizens’ complaints against the police. The study randomly assigned officer shifts to wearing cameras or not. We found that both police use-of-force and complaints were reduced during shifts […]


13 December 2014
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Q & A on testing Body-Worn Cameras

Q: What is a body worn camera (BWC)? A: A small, battery-powered camera worn by law enforcement personnel either on their uniform, vest, hat/helmet, or on eyewear.   Q: What kind of BWC are available? A: Law enforcement personnel are using and testing cameras made by TASER, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Black Mamba Protection BMPpro, […]


9 December 2014
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Review: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition

Between FY2009 and FY2014, the federal government provided nearly $18 billion dollars in funds and resources to support programs that provide equipment and tactical resources to state and local LEAs. LEAs can acquire equipment through various programs administered by the Departments of Justice (DOJ), Defense (DOD), Homeland Security (DHS), Treasury (Treasury), and the Office of […]


1 December 2014

White House offers $263 million in funding for police body HD cameras

White House offers $263 million in funding for police body cameras   In case it wasn’t glaringly clear, police accountability is a major concern these days — and the White House is convinced that technology can help solve the problem. It’s now promising up to $263 million in matched funding for law enforcement agencies that […]


10 November 2014
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OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE TO Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera.

Response to Your Petition on the Use of Body-Worn Cameras By Roy L. Austin, Jr. Since the officer-involved shooting death of Michael Brown on August 9, the nation and the world have borne witness to unrest in the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Across the country, there has been a demand for answers about the circumstances […]


9 November 2014
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Ready for 2015 police grants?

This includes both discretionary ($1.5 billion) and mandatory (formula $891 million) funded programs by the United States Bureau of Justice for 2015 (Draft) Police Departments seeking grant funding in 2015 should review the posted budget in detail to determine whether their strategic plan lines up with the programs intended for funding next year. 1.    COPS Hiring […]


9 November 2014
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Cost savings with Black Mamba Protection’s BMPpro

Cost savings with Black Mamba Protection’s BMPpro This deployment has the opportunity to reduce costs in the following areas: Reducing the number of paid liability claims against the City. Reducing the number of staff resources expended by Internal Affairs and the City Attorney’s Office staff investigating and researching claims against the City. Body worn cameras […]


16 October 2014
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A Few Quotes from the COPS & PERF Body-Worn Camera Forum

“Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program Recommendations and Lessons Learned”   “I really believe that body-worn cameras are the wave of the future for most police agencies. This technology is driving the expectations of the public. They see this out there, and they see that other agencies that have it, and their question is, ‘Why don’t […]


29 June 2014
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myBMPpro.com is NOW OPEN!

We are OPEN and excited to introduce our Black Mamba Protection Body-Worn HD Video Cameras to you all! Visit www.myBMPpro.com for details and online ordering! See you there…