Body Cameras: Justice Through the Lens

Recent local and national events have put police body-worn cameras into the spotlight. This emerging technology is being promoted as a way to benefit police officers and the communities they serve by increasing transparency and promoting accountability. But implementation of a body camera program is far from simple.

Attend the MACo Summer Conference session “Body Cameras: Justice Through the Lens” to learn more about body cameras and how police departments across the state look to put them in use. This session will be held from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. More information about the session is below:

Body Cameras: Justice Through the Lens

Description: Body cameras are an innovative technology that can be used as a tool in modern policing to increase relations between law enforcement and the communities they protect, while also serving as a means of maintaining accountability. Jurisdictions across the nation and the state are increasingly equipping their officers with cameras. However, as law enforcement agencies begin to adopt and deploy this emerging technology, much is still being learned. Attend this session to hear from local law enforcement officials about the benefits and limitations of body cameras – including legal and liability issues – and about updates on state action that may impact the future use of body cameras in Maryland.

Speakers:

  • Cpl. Mike Hickman, Worcester County Sheriff’s Office
  • Sheriff Tim Cameron, Sheriff of St. Mary’s County
  • Phillip E. Hinkle, Chief of Staff, Charles County Sheriff’s Office

Moderator: The Honorable Geraldine Valentino-Smith, Maryland House of Delegates

Date/Time: Thursday, August 13, 2015; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 12-15 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is “Energize. Mobilize. Capitalize.”

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference:

For a schedule of educational sessions at MACo’s Summer Conference, please view the Registration Brochure.

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.

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