Supervisory Coaching, Body Worn Cameras, and Police Performance

Previous research has argued persuasively that first-line police supervisors play a pivotal role in the delivery of police services.  Supervisors can make a significant contribution to the development and application of sound police judgment.  Body worn cameras (BWC) may be a tool that facilitates the performance of this supervisory role.  This project provides for an analysis of how police supervisors use BWC to mentor or “coach” their officers and the impact of such coaching on officers’ performance.

Supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation [January, 2017 – December, 2020]