Body Worn Video Steering Group

Procedures and Guidelines

Document Description Date of Publication
Police BWV Guidance Police and Crime Standards Directorate (Home Office) July 2007
Home Office Digital Imaging Guidance Storage, Replay and Disposal of Digital Evidential Images 2007
Home Office Digital Imaging Procedure Version 2.1 Publication No. 58/07 (HOSDB) Revised, November 2007
CCTV Code of Practice Data Protection Revised edition 2008 (Information Commissioner’s Office) Revised, 2008
CCTV Licensing and Use of Body-Worn Video (See Appendix 2)Security Industry Authority 2009
Non-Police BWV Guidance  Guidance for non-police use of body worn video cameras 2010
Primer on body worn cameras for law enforcment  U.S. Department of Justice Primer on Body Worn Cameras for Law Enforcement 2012 2012
Home Office CCTV Code of Practice Home Office issued “Surveillance Camera Code of Practice”, in effect from 12/08/2013. June 2013
BWVSG Guide for large scale BWV programme Draft Sep 2013  BWVSG Guide for large scale BWV programme -Draft September 2013
Body-Worn Cameras IACP Model Policy April 2014
Body-worn Video Technical Guidance 2014 Technical guidance that highlights the key issues for those interested in purchasing and deploying body-worn video (BWV) recording devices. May 2014
College of Policing: Authorised Professional Practice for Body Worn Video This guidance updates and replaces Home Office (2007) Guidance for the Police Use of Body-Worn Video Devices. It explains the relevant legal framework under which forces in England and Wales should operate BWV. It also provides consistency in operating procedures and information management processes for the practical use of BWV. August 2014
LRIS: Body-Worn Cameras Policy Labor Relations Information System. This policy is intended to provide officers with instructions on when and how to use body-worn cameras. September 2014
Kentucky League of Cities Policy: Body Worn Video Recording (BWV) Legal & Liability Risk Management Institute (Dec. 2014) December 2014
16.091 – Body-Worn Video Pilot Program Seattle Police policy applying to officers who have volunteered to participate in the Body-Worn Video (BWV) Pilot Program and all employees that view recorded videos. December 2014
BWC Implementation Check-list A comprehensive check-list for criminal justice practitioners interested in planning and implementing a body-worn camera program in an effort to strengthen community trust and confidence in the justice system and improve officer and community safety. May 2015
CCTV code of practice A data protection code of practice for surveillance cameras and personal information May 2015
Guidance For The Use Of Body-Worn Cameras By Law Enforcement Authorities This guidance document aims to identify some of the privacy considerations law enforcement authorities should take into account when deciding whether to outfit law enforcement officers with body-worn cameras. Also described is the privacy framework that should be part of any law enforcement BWC program in order to ensure compliance with Canada’s personal information protection statutes. 2015