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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 […]
The world of body worn video is developing rapidly and expanding on a global level, similar to other devices being introduced into the security and emergency response industries, and real-world evaluations of such provide valuable information which can determine the success of new technologies.
“Risky Business: Protecting Frontline Workers from Attack Whilst On Duty” is a recent report from the Greater London Authority which found that nearly 66,000 frontline workers were recipients of physical or verbal attacks in the past 3 years and looks at how body worn video can assist in reducing crimes against workers.
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.
Police Oracle reports that “more and more forces are turning to body worn cameras to save officers time and improve the quality of information they collect”.
Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime Stephen Greenhalgh has appeared on the BBC to talk about the announced MET body worn video initiative: “I would describe this as a pilot, the world’s largest pilot of a technology that shows a lot of promise.
Hampshire Constabulary have earned praise from both the national BBC News and the Home Office. The force and their body worn camera program were the subject of a feature on the BBC eight O’clock news this morning.
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.