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Body Worn Video Steering Group

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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 […]


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 […]


Body Worn Video Trial Report – Essex Police

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The College of Policing recently compiled a report (read the full report here) on the use of body worn video and the impact it has on criminal justice outcomes for domestic abuse. In coalition with Essex Police, the 4 month randomised controlled trial was completed by a total of 308 officers; 70 of which were […]


Body Worn Video Trials and Tribulations: Lessons Learned

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The Police Executive Research Forum recently released a report entitled “Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned”, covering the various aspects surrounding the introduction of cameras to an agency and their personnel.


16 new organisations attend latest Body Worn Video Steering Group meeting

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The BWVSG met together yesterday with a record number of new attendees at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham to share information, ideas and best practice. The event had a record number of people reserve seats and saw 16 new organisations attend for the first time. The new attendees ranged from university hospitals to large […]


Details for next event released – “BWV – planning for success”

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Body Worn Video – planning for success Date: 22nd July Time: 9am – 2:30pm (Feel free to stay afterwards and network) Location: National Motor Cycle Museum, Postcode- B92 0EJ – Free parking available Refreshments: Lunch, tea and coffee included Limited places If would like to attend, please contact us to register your place The BWVSG […]


Dallas Police Chief calls for body cameras after officers shoot civilians

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Dallas police, USA, could soon be rolling out body cameras to front line officers after Police Chief David Brown made a call for the technology. The move by the Police Chief comes in the wake of two of his officers being indicted for shooting civilians.


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police conduct BWV panel

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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have conducted a panel discussion with experienced body worn video personnel on the question: Does body worn video help or hinder de-escalation? Dr. Mary Stratton is the research analyst and co-ordinator for the Body Worn Video Project with Edmonton Police Service. She emphasised that the benefits of body worn cameras […]


Hampshire Police say body cameras are “being used by officers to support prosecutions and assist in protecting our communities”

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Chief Constable (CC) Andy Marsh of Hampshire Constabulary is the national policing lead for body worn video (BWV) and is tasked with producing national guidance, identifying best practice and navigating the future use of BWV.