Welcome to the 2016 LEMAS Body-Worn Camera Survey Website!

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), in partnership with RTI International, is conducting a survey about the use of body-worn cameras (BWC). We need your input on this survey even if your agency does not use BWCs. Please complete the survey by clicking the button below.

The LEMAS Body-Worn Camera Survey is now closed.

For more information, please contact Shelley Hyland, Program Manager,
at 202-616-1706 or Shelley.Hyland@usdoj.gov.


Alternatively, you can download a PDF of the survey and submit it via US mail.  It is recommended that you complete the survey online by clicking the “Take the online survey” button above.

Download a PDF of the survey


2016 LEMAS BWC Supplement Schedule

Spring 2016

·    BJS will send out a letter inviting law enforcement chief executives to participate in the first LEMAS supplement, a survey on Body Worn Camera (BWC) usage in law enforcement.

·    Chief executives invited to participate in the LEMAS BWC Supplement will be asked to designate a point of contact for the survey

·    RTI will provide the point of contact with a website to access the survey and login instructions or a paper survey if requested

Summer 2016

·    Results from the BWC survey will be processed and analyzed

·    BJS and RTI will draft a report on survey findings

Winter 2016

·    BJS will publish a report on survey findings