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New body worn video guidance soon to be released by the College of Policing

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The College of Policing will soon be releasing a new set of guidance on body worn video (BWV), announced Hampshire Chief Constable (CC) Andy Marsh, the national lead.

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CC Marsh was optimistic that the widespread adoption of the technology would pave the way to a wider digitisation of the criminal justice system.

Operation Hyperion, the pilot of digital cameras at Hampshire Constabulary which has seen all officers, excluding firearms personnel, and PCSOs issued with body cameras, has proved a promising endorsement of the devices.

CC Marsh added: “We have seen some good results [from Operation Hyperion] and better justice as a result of this technology – it will ultimately become part of the digital criminal justice system.

“We will work with the criminal justice system and are interested in the possibilities.”

The guidance sets out seven simple principles for the use of body worn video, determined in the wake of the pilots.

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