BWVSG

Body Worn Video Steering Group

Yearly Archives: 2013

The BBC asks “surveillance for surveillance’s sake”? Not according to the Government’s Policing Minister

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Police forces and local governments in the UK and around the world are looking to body worn cameras to make their work more effective. However a small number of critics are claiming that rather than enhancing the work of front-line officers, the cameras are merely a “money making tool”. Policing Minister Damian Green emphatically disagrees […]


Frankfurt body cam pilot project produces positive interim results

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An article published in German police newspaper ‘Standpunkt’ has reported some very positive early findings from a pilot body worn camera project in Frankfurt.


Body camera footage of Daytona Beach shooting released

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Footage taken by an officer’s body worn camera of a shooting in Daytona Beach has been released, which shows the moment cops fired 6 times on an ex-NFL player apparently attempting to stab his girlfriend.


Boris Johnson says “Body worn cameras. Yes is the answer. Let’s do it.”

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The Mayor of London has emphatically declared his support of body worn cameras in the Mayor’s Question Time. Johnson began the topic with the words: “Body worn cameras. Yes is the answer. Let’s do it.”


Staffordshire Police purchase 500 Body Worn Cameras

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Staffordshire Police Force have recently purchased 500 body worn cameras to issue to all of its officers, more than any other Police force in the UK.


Private donors offer to fund LAPD Body Worn Camera project

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Police Commission President Steve Soboroff said on Tuesday that he has privately raised roughly half the $1 million he says is necessary to equip 1,500 Los Angeles Police Department officers with body worn cameras.


BWVSG event September 2013 a great success

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The third meeting of the Body Worn Video Steering Group took place on Tuesday 10th September 2013.


BWVSG Guide for large scale BWV programme – first draft released

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We are happy to announce that the first draft of the BWVSG Guide to implementing a large scale Body Worn Video programme is now available.


Israeli police officers could be forced to wear body worn video cameras

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Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On has sought the public security minister’s cooperation in passing a bill intended to reduce violence and false complaints.


San Francisco Police to begin using body worn cameras during searches

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San Francisco officers will wear body worn video cameras when serving search warrants, in response to allegations of past illegal searches.