WASHINGTON, D.C. - Members of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office made their way to Washington D.C. last month for the National Body Worn Camera Symposium, which featured a panel of representatives from agencies throughout the nation.
Captain Sammy Banks and NCSO Body Worn Camera Coordinator Deputy Joey Salers represented NCSO at the conference. Salers was selected to participate in the panel discussion on technological issues with Body Worn Cameras.
Panelists discussed storage options, cost considerations, other video technologies and technological challenges as Body Worn Cameras are implemented.
Salers and other panelist were able to explain the benefits of having readily assessable data for other law enforcement agencies and the district attorney’s office in comparison to other storage methods. NCSO has since provided assistance to several agencies.
“Sheriff Ezell Brown and the staff at NCSO will continue to make ourselves available to agencies of our size who are preparing for the implementation of the Body Worn Cameras,” according to a NCSO news release. “We will provide assistance with the implementation of policies and operational practices.”