Body Worn Video Steering Group
Across the USA many police forces have implemented body cameras. However in some areas, such as Boston, they still seem out of sight for the local community. As a result, The Boston Police Camera Action Team has made it their mission to lobby government representatives in an attempt to have body cameras on the streets […]
The current national trend in the United States regarding the call for increased deployment of body cameras by law enforcement personnel is being lauded by many for its anticipated effect on transparency regarding uses of force and providing a true account of what occurs during adversarial encounters between citizens and police. However, this process creates […]
Roughly 220 people gathered at The Orleans on June 9th -11th for the first-ever Law Enforcement Camera-Based Systems Symposium. The three-day conference drew people from law enforcement agencies from as far away as Toronto, and they all had one thing on their minds: police body cameras. The technology has become a hot topic in the wake […]
A broad coalition of civil rights, privacy, and media rights organizations released shared civil rights principles for the use of body worn cameras by law enforcement.
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.
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.
(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.
Barack Obama has responded to many growing concerns about policing by proposing $75 million to provide 50,000 body worn video cameras to the nation’s police. This initiative should bring movement to make street policing more transparent and accountable to avoid disputes.
(Via CDT Blog) A technological solution – body-worn cameras for police officers – is garnering increased attention, with the parents of the slain teen Michael Brown calling for cameras to be placed on all officers across the nation. While some lawmakers and civil rights groups have embraced this technology, the rules governing what should happen […]