Police Body Worn Camera

Evaluating the Impact of Officer Worn Body Cameras in the Phoenix Police Department

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Publication Date: 
April 28, 2015
Charles M. Katz, David E. Choate, Justin Ready, Lidia Nuno

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through the SMART Policing Initiative (SPI), awarded the Phoenix Police Department $500,000 to purchase, deploy and evaluate police body worn cameras. The design and implementation of the project included the purchase of 56 BWC systems  and deploying them in the Maryvale Precinct. The implementation of the BWC’s occurred in one of the two Maryvale Precinct squad areas (aka target area).