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Body Worn Video

What is body worn video? (BWV)

All of our frontline response officers have been kitted out with the latest body worn video (BWV) technology, helping to keep them and the public safer.

Body worn video is helping to secure more successful convictions, investigations are being speeded up and false allegations about officer behaviour, which can lead to lengthy and costly investigations, have reduced dramatically.

The video sits neatly on officers’ stab vests and are constantly capturing the action, meaning that when officers feel they need the camera to be in use, a simple press of a button will activate the technology − and, importantly, will save the previous 30 seconds of footage.

The rollout of the technology is part of the force’s major modernisation programme, known as WMP2020, which will radically overhaul all aspects of policing in the West Midlands.
As the project progresses, Investigation teams, Public Protection and Violent Crime teams will also receive BWV.