Body Worn Video Steering Group
Concerns related to body camera privacy continues to occupy the attention of human rights groups, unions, police officers and the public alike, resulting in questions pertaining to best practice and guidelines for the technology in this regard.
Each week body camera users grow in number, and the scale of an implementation can range from just one or two, to hundreds across a department. In order to manage a project where there is a consistent flow of new data, PoliceOne.com shared this concise package of wisdom on what one should consider.
Art Lurigio is a professor of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Read an interview with him about the use of body cameras by police officers.
Public order and assault crimes have gone down by nearly 20 per cent in a police area where all frontline officers wear Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.
In February the NYC based think tank Data & Society Research Institute published a report focused on police body worn video cameras. Their aim is to assess the various aspects of the technology, in relation to biometrics and privacy, resulting in what this may mean for the future.
U.S. Border Patrol agents have been testing a small number of body cameras in the field since mid-January, but widespread deployment is still a long way off, officials have said.
Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh, India, currently home to a movement toward ‘smart policing’ through modern technology. Soon, the local Hyderabad Traffic Police (HTP) plan to procure 100 body worn video cameras under this initiative.
A pioneering study on police body cameras with the Rialto, California Police Department found that their use of the devices reduced use of force incidents by police by almost 60 percent. Even more startling? The number of formal complaints filed by citizens against the police force went down 90 percent. Law firm Denmon & Denmon created […]
Body worn video cameras are being increasingly called upon across the United States. Several states have introduced laws which require the use of these cameras, including California.
As of January 30th 2015, front-line police officers in Singapore’s Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre (NPC) will use body cameras whilst on patrol. They are the first of several NPC’s of which the cameras will be rolled out over the coming months, with a fully implemented program expected by June next year.