Body Worn Video Steering Group
(Via: Accenture) Body-worn video cameras are more than just another device in the wearable technologies revolution. The body camera—worn on helmets, jackets and lapels—has the potential to be a powerful means of protecting both the citizen and the officer and delivering public service for the future through digital law enforcement.
Detailed and unbiased evidence collection, greater accountability for officers and more transparency of police/citizen interactions are just some of the benefits of these police solutions.
Hear from Police leaders including Charlie Beck, Chief of Police, LAPD, and Noirin O’Sullivan, Commissioner, and Garda Siochana as they discuss the use of body camera devices and the benefits for both officers and the communities they serve.
In this short video members of Accenture Police Services team share perspectives on the use of a body camera as a crime fighting solution.
Adoption of body cameras is likely to increase as law enforcement agencies start to see the positive results coming from pilot programs spanning the globe from New York to London to Sydney. What’s more, there may be new funding to back these programs. President Obama has also proposed a three-year, $263 million spending package to fund 50,000 body-worn cameras.
You can read ‘More Facts, Less Friction: Body-Worn Cameras for Insight-Driven Police Solutions’ here.
Additionally see our essential reading and comprehensive guide to body worn video camera scholarly research, reports, and articles here.