Body Worn Video Steering Group
Concerns related to body camera privacy continues to occupy the attention of human rights groups, unions, police officers and the public alike, resulting in questions pertaining to best practice and guidelines for the technology in this regard.
The Northern Territory Police Force is committed to exploring new capabilities to enhance frontline efficiency, and commenced a trial of Body Worn Video in January 2015 expected to complete 31st March 2015. As a result we have a look at the outline for the trial, which could lead to further regions adopting the technology.
Very few lines of work require an individual to act as counsellor, treatment coordinator, and law enforcer. Police officers across the world often have to encompass all these responsibilities when responding to a call where a suspect is believed to be mentally ill.
A presidential task force on policing has called for more police use of body cameras and other technology, and expanded efforts to connect officers with neighbourhoods, among a list of proposals aimed at building trust between law enforcement and communities, the Wall Street Journal reports.
The National Institute for Justice currently has two ongoing funded research programs assessing how video integration into policing strategies can have an effect on criminal justice outcomes. The total amount awarded comes in at just over $1.5 million, distributed to two entities and focused specifically on body worn video.
The AELE Evidence Preservation Information Center (EPIC) legal staff have compiled at comprehensive collection of body worn video related materials touching on subjects of policy, privacy, scholarly articles and research – an essential guide.
Trials of body worn video (BWV) cameras have been underway in the UK in 2014, most notably that by Hampshire Constabulary who were recently praised for an innovative approach to tackling crime by Home Secretary Theresa May.
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(Via The Scotsman): Members of the public have the right to expect that you will always be made aware if you are being recorded, says solicitor Joanne Snedden on the topic of body worn video (BWV) cameras.
After the Grand Jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson earlier this year relatives and protesters alike have banded together and submitted a petition to the White House calling for a “Michael Brown Law”, which would require all state, county and local officers to use body […]