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PoliceOne Poll: Officers Respond to Body Worn Video

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PoliceOne recently issued a poll to its community of police officers within recent months, and the results reflect a bright future for body worn video cameras; which has been a growing tool within the global police community ever since its conception. After several high profile incidents within those years many have been asking what body […]


Body Worn Video – ICO Update Data Protection Code of Practice

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The latest issue of Privacy This Week recently reviewed the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued update to its code of practice (‘COP’), under the Data Protection Act 1998 covering the use of CCTV. The new COP expands its coverage to the use of Automatic Number Place Recognition (ANPR), body worn video (BWV), unmanned aerial […]


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.


Prime Minister declares body worn cameras are “an important step forward”

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has announced “I want our officers to be able to be more open when it comes to the investigations that follow these events.


Scotland Yard announce armed police will be deployed with body worn cameras

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Today, Scotland Yard has announced that armed police will be equipped with body worn video cameras in a bid to obtain an unbiased account of controversial confrontations between police and the public.


“Leon’s Law” – a bid to make body worn cameras compulsary

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“Leon’s Law” is an urgent demand from campaigners, calling on the government to make it a law for Police Officers to film all interactions with the public.


Israeli police officers could be forced to wear body worn video cameras

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Meretz Chairwoman Zahava Gal-On has sought the public security minister’s cooperation in passing a bill intended to reduce violence and false complaints.


NYPD Union resists body worn camera order

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The order for the NYPD to instigate a pilot body worn camera project has been cast under further doubt, with concerns that the judge’s order might not even be legal.


NYPD body worn camera order stirs unexpected reactions

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The order by a federal judge for NYPD officers to wear body worn video cameras has given unprecedented coverage of the technology in the states.


New CCTV code of practice comes into force

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A code of practice on the use of surveillance cameras by bodies including Police forces and local authorities has come into effect in England and Wales.