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Effectively Handling Police Complaints

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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 […]


IPCC Warns Body Worn Video is a Tool, Not Complete Solution

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Body worn video (BWV) is not the panacea for policing, a senior figure at the Independent Police Complaints Commission has warned. Speaking to delegates at the Police Federation conference, IPCC Commissioner Carl Gumsley cautiously welcomed officers wearing BWV to film incidents, but he stressed the camera was ‘not a panacea’. “It is a tool, not […]


Obama Body Worn Video Funding Reduced

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A Republican-controlled Congress approved a $51 billion measure providing the Justice Department and NASA with modest budget hikes, but the legislation falls well short of what’s needed to win President Barack Obama’s signature. The measure cuts back Obama’s request for police body cameras and new community policing initiatives.


Cop Watch Camera Operators “Problematic”

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Bill Bratton, Commissioner of the New York Police Department has openly stated that citizens filming police to monitor their behaviour can actually be conducive to “agitating the situations”. As police body cameras have sought to establish trusts within communities, organised groups such as Cop Watch have been accused of being intrusive and preventing officers from […]


Using Body Cameras Holds Police Accountable

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Every week the (Hilltop Views) editorial board reflects on a current issue faced in society. The position taken does not reflect the opinions of everyone on the Hilltop Views staff. In this edition body worn cameras are the subject of focus.


Canada’s Privacy Commissioners Say ‘Slow Down’

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Canada’s federal and provincial privacy commissioners are warning police to go slow when it comes to introducing camera technology worn on the body.


More Body Worn Video Research to Come?

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HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England) is contributing to a new initiative to support more effective responses to cutting crime.  


Seattle Want To Press Pause on Body Cameras

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Plans to equip Seattle police officers with body worn video cameras by early next year should be put on hold until there is resolution to the bevy of concerns on how they should be used, the city’s police-oversight commission is urging.


Texas Southern University Professors Talk Body Worn Video

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Dr Howard Henderson, and Dr Michael O. Adams of the Texas Southern University, have recently written an article with a call for further study to be conducted on body worn video cameras before full implementation after trial phases.


Hyderabad, India, Upgrades To ‘Smart-Policing’

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Hyderabad is the capital of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh, India, currently home to a movement toward ‘smart policing’ through modern technology. Soon, the local Hyderabad Traffic Police (HTP) plan to procure 100 body worn video cameras under this initiative.