Body Worn Video Steering Group
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 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 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.
(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 […]