A study on the effects of body-worn cameras on police use-of-force
that was produced by Police Foundation Executive Fellow Tony
Farrar, Chief of the Rialto (CA) Police Department,
has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, a
The article has received nationwide recognition as the only
scientific study of how body-worn
cameras affect police interaction with the public.
The study prepared by Chief Farrar has been widely cited during the
on-going debate about how to improve relations between police and
the communities they serve in the wake of the shootings of
unarmed men during encounters with police.
President Obama urged police departments to consider the
technology, and asked Congress to
provide funding for 50,000 body-worn cameras nationwide.
Chief Farrar said he is pleased that his research has played a role
in furthering the discussion on