ManTech Advanced Systems Inc. (Fairmont WV)
"The use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by criminal justice practitioners (e.g., patrol, corrections, SWAT and other tactical responders) offers potential advantages in keep¬ing officers safe, enabling situational awareness, improving community relations and accountability, and providing evidence for trial. These products are also sometimes called officer-worn or wearable cameras. In the last couple of years, there has been a dramatic increase in the criminal justice use, public and media attention and commercial offerings of BWCs. This market survey report aggregates and summarizes information on commercial BWCs to aid criminal justice practitioners considering planning, acquisition and implementation of the technology in their agency" (p. 1). Profiles are provided for 18 BWCs. Also included is the "BWC Technical Summary Comparison".
"This report provides advice, tactics and information related to the use of TTWS [through-the-wall sensor] in operation¬al settings. The information provides law enforcement individuals and organizations with a better understanding of the capabilities and limitations of available TTWS equipment. When put into practice, an agency can make the most of the technology and improve the out¬come and safety of operational scenarios in which it is deployed. The best practices report focuses on the use of commercially available TTWS devices suitable for law enforcement or emergency response applications" (p. 1). Sections following an executive summary cover: introduction; commercially available equipment that are FCC certified; best practices and lessons learned—practice with the device and learn how to use it, think of TTWS as a tool that is not a substitute for tactical training, make multiple measurements at different places to establish more reliable situational awareness, and be aware that metal can block radar signals or confuse results; and frequently asked questions about TTWS operation.