Met Police: Body-Worn Video Cameras

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Haringey borough launched the use of Body-Worn Video (BWV) cameras on 17 July 2017.

The introduction of BWV to Haringey is part of the world’s largest global use of BWV within a police service, with the aims of modernising the Metropolitan Police (MPS) through technology, enabling frontline police officers to be more effective and strengthening the police/public partnership.

The introduction of BWV will see the following benefits;
• Increasing the use of technology within the criminal justice system for more efficient and effective justice for victims
• Greater transparency of policing; improving the investigation of complaints
• Making stop and search more accountable to communities
• Video captures events in a way that can't be represented on paper
• Offenders are more likely to plead guilty, if they know they have been recorded; potentially speeding up the criminal justice process

BWV will be incident specific and will not be used to indiscriminately record Londoners

The police are looking to gauge feedback from the public and London’s communities about their feelings around BWV.

You can give your feedback and/or comments to your local Safer Neighbourhood Team or to PC Melanie Hughes, email melanie.hughes@met.police.uk, telephone 020 3276 0116

More information on the use of BWV and how the footage is managed can be found at www.met.police.uk/BWV.

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