Body Worn Video Steering Group
The world of body worn video is developing rapidly and expanding on a global level, similar to other devices being introduced into the security and emergency response industries, and real-world evaluations of such provide valuable information which can determine the success of new technologies.
The latest issue of Privacy This Week recently reviewed the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued update to its code of practice (‘COP’), under the Data Protection Act 1998 covering the use of CCTV. The new COP expands its coverage to the use of Automatic Number Place Recognition (ANPR), body worn video (BWV), unmanned aerial […]
Body worn video not only captures crimes as they happen but the aftermath too. It is helping those receiving domestic abuse by using pre-recorded statements made by the victims at the scene of the crime. In a nationwide first, NSW police will be able to use body-mounted video cameras to record the effects of domestic […]
New South Wales (NSW) state government has encouraged the police to equip themselves with body worn cameras after a successful trial of the technology.
The College of Policing recently compiled a report (read the full report here) on the use of body worn video and the impact it has on criminal justice outcomes for domestic abuse. In coalition with Essex Police, the 4 month randomised controlled trial was completed by a total of 308 officers; 70 of which were […]
“Risky Business: Protecting Frontline Workers from Attack Whilst On Duty” is a recent report from the Greater London Authority which found that nearly 66,000 frontline workers were recipients of physical or verbal attacks in the past 3 years and looks at how body worn video can assist in reducing crimes against workers.
The Police Executive Research Forum recently released a report entitled “Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”, covering the various aspects surrounding the introduction of cameras to an agency and their personnel.