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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Miami Beach Tools Up With Body Worn Video

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Sun Sentinel Reports: Miami Beach recently began outfitting officers with body worn video cameras. Lauderhill hopes to equip 60 officers next year. Coral Springs and Hallandale Beach are considering a similar move, too.


Body Worn Video Cameras to be Compulsory?

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After the Grand Jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson earlier this year relatives and protesters alike have banded together and submitted a petition to the White House calling for a “Michael Brown Law”, which would require all state, county and local officers to use body […]


Queensland police officer uses own camera and captures knifeman’s fatal shot

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A police officer in Queensland, Australia, recently filmed his interaction with a knifeman which ended with the subject’s fatal shooting out of self-defence. The recording was taken with the police officer’s own body camera. This is the kind of story that highlights the benefits that body worn video can bring, according to officials. Now investigators […]


PoliceOne Poll: Officers Respond to Body Worn Video

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PoliceOne recently issued a poll to its community of police officers within recent months, and the results reflect a bright future for body worn video cameras; which has been a growing tool within the global police community ever since its conception. After several high profile incidents within those years many have been asking what body […]


Home Office release technical guidance for purchasing and deploying body-worn video

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The Home Office have published technical guidance that highlights the key issues for those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices. The document detail is as follows: “This technical guidance highlights the key issues that should be considered by those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices. It should […]


Should correctional officers use body worn video?

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Correctional staff work the toughest precincts in the country with some of society’s problematic citizens. This body worn camera technology could be an effective device in their roles. The innovation of technology has fundamentally revolutionized how society communicates and acquires knowledge. Positives of video surveillance • improved visual coverage of movement and activity • accountability […]


Massive Public Record Requests for Body Worn Video Threaten to Cripple Police

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Crosscut Reports: In the city of Bremerton, west of Seattle, 30 year veteran Steve Strachan is acting Chief of Police for 39,000 residents in the city. Within recent months several of his 60 officers within the department tested various models of body worn video cameras which have risen in popularity in recent years across the […]


Body Worn Video is a Police Tool, Not a Viral Marketing One

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Kashmir Hill, new technologies reporter for Forbes, within the past couple of days published an article entitled “A Future In Which Every Police Officer Wears a Bodycam Isn’t Entirely Rosy” investigating the use of footage taken from body worn video captured on the frontline. One of the most controversial videos released online comes from America, […]


Sir Stephen Supports Scottish Body Worn Video

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The Scottish Herald recently reported that body worn video cameras would pay for themselves in just a couple of years, according to Chief Constable Sir Stephen House. Currently, only officers in north-east Scotland wear the body mounted systems, and the force’s main civilian watchdog has called for a public debate before they are rolled out […]


Impact of body worn video on criminal justice

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Essex police officers took part in a four month trial with body worn video. 308 officers took part; 70 of which were randomly allocated body worn cameras for use and the rest remained to act as a control group. The officers were allocated the body worn cameras to see the effects they caused as part […]