Body Worn Video

Date published: 17 December 2019 09:33

Our officers are now equipped with Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras.

The innovative cameras  help capture evidence to provide increased support for victims of crime and protect front-line staff from physical attacks.

Worn attached to the officers’ clothing, BWV records video and audio footage at the press of a button.

Chief Superintendent Robert Odell  said: “As our rollout continues, members of the public may start to see more and more of our officers wearing BWV.

“Issuing our staff with the cameras will make a big difference to not only the safety of our officers, but members of the public too.

“BWV has proven itself amongst other forces across the UK to be a brilliant deterrent as well as a source of improved evidence to support investigations, which has resulted in increased conviction rates- particularly in cases of domestic violence and public order offences.

“Whether it is a domestic incident, a disturbance in the local pub or a serious road traffic collision, having a recording of what our officers have seen and heard will allow us to present compelling evidence in court to secure justice for victims of crime.”

Watch the video below to see what our cameras capture: