Lights, Body Camera, Action – Talking Through Your Policy at #MACoCon

2021 legislation reforming police accountability included provisions mandating officers have body-worn cameras. Larger departments need to comply soon, smaller ones have a few years to implement – but the time is now to sort out the transitions ahead.

At MACo’s Winter Conference, we will hear from multiple viewpoints – department that have implemented camera systems, those that are amidst that transition, and what assistance might be available from familiar partners. Speakers will share their views on the next steps for local government ushering in this new technology/

Lights, Camera, Action: Introducing Body-worn Cameras in Public Safety 

Statewide legislation will require that each law enforcement officer be equipped with a body worn camera in the years ahead. Counties and their law enforcement partners will implement both the equipment and the policies for this new reality. Storage, redaction, and distribution of the resulting footage will challenge local resources, and require smart planning. Panelists will discuss this next step in modern public safety, from the ground floor. 


  • Chief Melissa Hyatt, Baltimore County Police Department
  • Chief Amal Awad, Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Chief Russell Hamill III, City of Laurel Police Department
  • Everett Sesker, Law Enforcement Loss Control Consultant, LGIT

Moderator:  Randy Guy, Commission President, St. Mary’s County (inv)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 9, 2021; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm 

The 2021 MACo Winter Conference, “Time to Reboot: Tomorrow’s Tech Today,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from December 8-10.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties