BWVSG

Body Worn Video Steering Group

Tag Archives: technology

Defining the 6 Pillars of US Policing

Posted on

Across the U.S.A. police forces have been swamped with distrust, protests and many questions as to what the future holds in store. Key to the reputation of the police are the 6 pillars of policing in the modern world as outlined by the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which sought to recommend steps […]


Officer Says Keep Body Camera Expectations Realistic

Posted on

In the wake of recent riots around the nation, the Department of Justice is preparing to equip an additional 50,000 law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras.  As an officer who has been wearing a body camera for the last 18 months, I can testify that these cameras provide numerous benefits for both law enforcement and […]


Police, Camera, Action: Getting The Best From Body Worn Video

Posted on

Body-worn video cameras represent a recent technology development that is being driven by the Home Office and by operational requirements for widespread adoption within the police and other emergency services.


Balancing Privacy and Transparency

Posted on

From the early beginnings of body worn video in the early 2000’s the second decade of this century has seen a drive towards smarter, intelligent policing by using modern technology. Inevitably this has brought to light issues surrounding what actually happens with the footage once it is stored.


Podcast: The Future of Police Body Cameras

Posted on

As police departments get increasingly connected and recorded, Popular Mechanics Editorial Assistant Cameron Johnson joins the podcast to talk about the future of police body cameras, which are increasingly being utilized by police departments around the country to provide a better record of what happens when an officer ends up in a compromised situation. (Continue for […]


Body Cameras Discussed by Chicago Criminology and Psychology Professor

Posted on

Art Lurigio is a professor of criminal justice, criminology, and psychology at Loyola University Chicago. Read an interview with him about the use of body cameras by police officers.


Changing Faces of Technology: Body Camera Biometrics

Posted on

In February the NYC based think tank Data & Society Research Institute published a report focused on police body worn video cameras. Their aim is to assess the various aspects of the technology, in relation to biometrics and privacy, resulting in what this may mean for the future.


Hyderabad, India, Upgrades To ‘Smart-Policing’

Posted on

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.


Body Worn Video Projects You Haven’t Heard Of

Posted on

Body worn video is usually referred to in the context of its use by the emergency services, particularly the police. However, projects have surfaced seeking to use body worn video cameras for other purposes, which may eventually lead to greater technology developments in police-standard cameras.


Body Cameras FAQ

Posted on

(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 […]