Body Worn Video Steering Group
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.
Earlier this year, CC Marsh said “The use of BWV in policing is becoming a key focus for investment across many forces and its use is now widespread within policing. The exciting and innovative technology stands to provide better standards of evidence and an accurate record of street encounters, as well as increased professionalism within the front line.”
Front line officers wear cameras attached to their chest to capture high quality video and audio evidence when attending all types of crime incidents to help support prosecutions.
Operation Hyperion is a sponsored initiative that sees every front line police officer on the Isle of White equipped with a body worn camera. Across Hampshire, there are a total of 480 cameras.
Sergeant Steve Goodier of Hampshire Police drove the body worn video project forwards and is a keen advocate of body cameras saying of the technology currently in use: “I have been very impressed – this is the best camera on the market”.