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Body-worn video (BWV) is the use of cameras to record police-public encounters. It aims to provide enhanced evidence capture and to improve the accountability and transparency of police conduct. Cameras are attached to officers’ clothing or equipment and switched on during patrols or at the scene of an incident to record specific incidents or activity. This brief explains how police BWV is used and examines the evidence to support its use. It also discusses potential benefits, and highlights possible issues and challenges for the successful application of police BWV in the UK.

The Met have made a video which describes how the cameras work and how they are used.

The Met Police – Body-Worn Video film

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