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Use of body-worn cameras sees complaints against police ‘virtually vanish’

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“There can be no doubt that body-worn cameras increase the transparency of frontline policing. Anything that has been recorded can be subsequently reviewed, scrutinised and submitted as evidence”    Barak Ariel View this report here Body-worn cameras are fast becoming standard kit for frontline law enforcers, trumpeted by senior officers and even the US President as […]


Baltimore Police to begin testing body worn video in a bid to increase public trust

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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 […]


Body Cameras To Be Joined By ‘Throwable’ Cameras

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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’


Quebec Committee Studies Police Body Cameras

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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.


India’s Traffic Cops Body-Worn Camera Confidence

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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 […]


Crown Prosecution Service – BWV May Improve Sex Offence Conviction Rates

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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 National Body Camera Roll-Out “Some Way Off”

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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.


5 Unique Benefits of Body Cameras

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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 […]


Defining the 6 Pillars of US Policing

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Across the U.S.A. police forces have been swamped with distrust, protests and many questions as to what the future holds in store. Key to the reputation of the police are the 6 pillars of policing in the modern world as outlined by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which sought to recommend steps […]


Effectively Handling Police Complaints

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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 […]