Police will start wearing body-worn cameras from 2017 - The Evesham Observer

Police will start wearing body-worn cameras from 2017

Evesham Editorial 19th Dec, 2016   0

POLICE officers across Evesham will soon be wearing Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras to increase transparency and ensure confidence amongst residents.

Following financial backing and support by John Campion, Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia Police, to fund the technology, BWV will be rolled out across the town in 2017.

The project will see firearms and Taser trained officers amongst the first to receive the equipment, with plans for all front-line operational officers to eventually be equipped with the cameras.

Amanda Blakeman, assistant chief constable, said “We’re committed to ensuring front-line officers receive the best possible equipment to support them in delivering a quality policing service, and we believe the roll-out of BWV next year will be essential in achieving this.




“It will also help build public confidence in the police by increasing transparency, as well as allowing us to secure stronger evidence to support our fight against crime.

“It has also been shown that it contributes to a significant reduction in complaints against officers. This vital technological upgrade is an important step in realising our vision of becoming a fully modernised police force.”


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