BWC Timeline


2014

September 24

1st discussion of BWCs by the Metro Council

November 12

Report presented to the Metro Council by Tommy Milazzo (AT&T) with BWC vendor options

2015

June 12

Louisiana Law Enforcement Body Camera Implementation Task Force Formed


June 16

BWC Policy and Procedure Effective Date


June 16

Proposal submitted for funding through the FY 2015 BJA Smart Policing Program


August 12

Metro Council provides support for a BWC trial


October 1, 2015 – February 4, 2016

1st BWC Pilot Program

Camera tested: L-3 BodyVision

Number of participating officers: 80

Deployment: First District

Videos captured: 13,034


December 8

Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana (PAR) Presentation to BWC Committee


2016


January 28 – June 16

2nd BWC Pilot Program

Camera tested: Taser Axon Body 2

Number of participating officers: 80

Deployment: First District

Videos captured: 18,214


April 27

Proposal submitted for the FY 2016 BJA Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program


June 17 – September 22

3rd BWC Pilot Program

Camera tested: Motorola Si500

Number of participating officers: 80

Deployment: First District

Videos captured: 8,681


December 16, 2016 – March 19, 2017

4th BWC Pilot Program (WatchGuard Vista Wifi)

Camera tested: WatchGuard Vista Wifi

Number of participating officers: 80

Deployment: First District

Videos captured: 7830


2017


February 16

Proposal submitted for the FY 2017 BJA Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program


April 26

Metro Council approves amending the 2017 expense budget to appropriate $2,250,000 for a BWC progam


June 28

Metro Council approves BWC contract with Taser International

*Metro Council video not available*

View the Original Axon Service Agreement


August 24-25

Department-wide BWC program begins with the deployment of 650 BWCs


September 29

Award Notification Letter from BJA

2018


April 9

Axon Fleet in-car system deployed


July 1

BRPD officially accepts the award online with BJA


August 8

Metro Council Approves of Award Acceptance

View the Legislation



August 20

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul releases a statement indicating that the BWC Policy and Procedures had been updated to provide for faster release of footage.



October 29

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul approves a new BWC Policy and Procedures Manual



November 14

Metro Council Approves Evaluation Contract

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December 7

First Conference Call with BJA Technical Assistance Provider

2019

February 29

BWC Policy and Policy Scorecard submitted to BJA for review

March 22

Baton Rouge BWC Policy and Policy Scorecard Approved

August 21

BWC Public Website Launched