Body Worn Video
What is body worn video? (BWV)
All of our officers now have access to the latest body worn video (BWV) technology, helping to keep them and the public safer.
Body worn video is helping to secure more successful and speedier 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 cameras sit 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 visual footage.
If you are unhappy with the way an officer has used BWV, you can make a complaint online by visiting this link.
Do you comply with the guiding principles of the Surveillance Camera Code of Practice?
Yes, we have completed the Surveillance Camera Commissioner (SCC) self-assessment tool to ensure that our use of Body Worn Video complies with the Code of Practice. You can download a copy of our report to find out more.