OEC Outreach Clips: The storage challenge for body-worn camera video, Source GCN

A growing number of law enforcement agencies across the United States are starting to use body-worn cameras. The International Association of Chiefs of Police has noted that BWCs can help increase officer safety and provide documentation of traffic violations, citizen behavior and other events. They can also reduce court time and prosecutorial burden, provide video evidence for use in internal investigations, help study patterns of behavior, train police officers, establish better relationships with citizens and possibly prevent crimes.  While most discussions of BWCs focus on the cameras and recordings themselves, an often-overlooked challenge lies in the less-visible part of the solution: data storage. Storing hundreds of hours of weekly police video of any type can put significant financial and technological strain on a police department, but BWC footage poses a unique storage challenges. The storage challenge for body-worn camera video