(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to establish
4policies and procedures to address issues related to the
5downloading and storage data recorded by a body-worn camera
6worn by a peace officer. These policies and procedures shall be
7based on best practices.
8(b) When establishing policies and procedures for the
9implementation and operation of a body-worn camera system, law
10enforcement agencies, departments, or entities shall consider the
11following best practices regarding the downloading and storage
12of body-worn camera data:
13(1) Designate the person responsible for downloading the
14recorded data from
the body-worn camera.
20(2) Establish when data should be downloaded.
begin deleteInclude end deletespecific measures to prevent data
25tampering, deleting, and
begin delete copyingend delete.
28(4) Categorize and tag body-worn camera video at the time the
29data is downloaded and classified according to the type of event
30or incident captured in the data.
begin deleteState end deletethe length of time that recorded data
32shall be stored.
17(6) State where the body-worn camera data will be
begin delete storedend delete.
21(7) If using a third-party vendor to manage the data storage
22system, the following factors shall be considered to protect the
23security and integrity of the data:
24(A) Using an experienced and reputable third-party vendor.
25(B) Entering into contracts that govern the vendor relationship
26and protect the agency’s data.
27(C) Using a system that has a
begin delete built inend delete audit trail to
28prevent data tampering and unauthorized access.
29(D) Using a system that has a reliable method for automatically
30backing up data for storage.
31(E) Consulting with internal legal counsel to ensure the method
32of data storage meets legal requirements for chain-of-custody
34(F) Using a system that includes technical assistance capabilities.