Body Worn Video Steering Group
Baltimore (US): Police are due to begin testing body worn video beginning next month, in a bid to increase public trust towards officers. The pilot program will begin in late October and last until mid-December, involve 155 officers and cost $1.4 million. Public calls for this type of measure began in 2014, sparked by the […]
Since mid 2014 the body camera industry has grown to become an estimated $1 billion market, with many companies investing their efforts into supplying the world’s emergency services with the equipment. With the phenomenal police uptake of body cameras one new start-up has created the ‘throwable camera’
A new provincial committee has begun studying the possibility of introducing police body cameras for officers. The committee, set up by Public Safety Minister Lise Thériault had its first meeting on the same day a coroner’s report recommended establishing a protocol for cameras during police interventions.
Agra: Excited about the proposal of introducing new technology like body-worn cameras to help cops book traffic violators and drones to keep tab on smooth flow of traffic, Agra city traffic police claimed that it will help them in tightening the noose against the unruly, who after violating traffic norms enter into dispute with cops […]
In Hampshire the conviction rate for rape sits 38.5%, while in Cumbria that figure is at 80.6% – something which is worrying to the Crown Prosecution Service Wessex. Citing issues related to the statistics, the CPS said an increase in historical allegations are proving difficult to convince a jury – signifying at least in part […]
Scotland currently faces challenges in terms of acquiring funding for body cameras as the Chief Constable admits equipping officers with cameras is “some way off” Sir Stephen House supports national rollout, though acknowledged issues around funding and public acceptance still need to be resolved.
Since body cameras began gaining momentum in law enforcement, the main arguments for and against them (respectively) have been that they hold everyone accountable and raise privacy concerns — for both the public and the officers who use them. But there are many less publicized benefits of body cameras that far outweigh the issues privacy […]
The Effectively Handling Police Complaints Conference comes at a crucial time following the Home Office consultation and the subsequent policy recommendations seeking to modernise the police complaints system. With a focus on transparency, accountability and integrity, this event showcases successful strategies for increasing local resolution rates, improving public involvement in the complaints process and […]
A bill that seeks to equip South Carolina cops with body cameras was signed into law in the home town of the North Charleston man who was shot in the back and killed by a policeman as he fled. Walter Scott became a household name and a rallying cry for proponents of police body cameras […]