Body Worn Video Steering Group
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 […]
The current national trend in the United States regarding the call for increased deployment of body cameras by law enforcement personnel is being lauded by many for its anticipated effect on transparency regarding uses of force and providing a true account of what occurs during adversarial encounters between citizens and police. However, this process creates […]
Body-worn video cameras represent a recent technology development that is being driven by the Home Office and by operational requirements for widespread adoption within the police and other emergency services.
Many front-line police officers, security personnel, government staff, and more report tangible benefits when using body cameras. In the words of the Operation Hyperion report “some users simply switched on the devices at the start of an incident and off at the end, with little thought about using the camera pro-actively.” This article provides 4 methods […]
While states and cities across the country are rushing to pass body camera legislation that primarily benefits police, a California Assembly panel approved thoughtful legislation on police-worn body cameras:
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.
Government Technology is an online publication dedicated to the dynamics of governing in the information age. In a recent article by Stuart McKee, the chief technology officer for state and local government at Microsoft, he provides an insider perspective on how prepared Cloud storage is for body camera video data.
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.
The American Civil Liberties Union has just released an article related to the question of whether body worn video cameras have a place in schools. Naturally, this is fraught with issues concerning privacy and the criminalisation of actions previously dealt with internally.