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Model Body Worn Camera Policy Working Group

Model Body Camera Policy Working Group (language from S. 124)
**Law Enforcement Agencies must adopt this policy by 1/1/2022 20VSA§2369
The Council shall recommend a model body camera policy for use by law enforcement agencies and officers. After consulting with the Secretary of State, the Human Rights Commission, the American Civil Liberties Union, statewide racial justice groups, statewide groups representing individuals with lived experience of a mental health condition or psychiatric disability, and other interested parties, the Council shall specifically recommend policies for responding to public records requests for body camera footage, including any recommended timelines to respond, how and what footage should be redacted, length of footage retention, and storage.
* Law Enforcement Advisory Board (LEAB) completed their work to their policy. The policy was presented to the VCJC at the LEAB March 2021 meeting.


Working Group Members
• Jason Batchelder, Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
*Additional members TBD


Council Voted to approve Body Worn Camera Policy 12.14.2021. Current policy