Why Body-Worn Video?
Body-worn cameras record what happens on the frontline. They provide support, reassurance, and confidence for the public and staff wearing them. By giving frontline officers the tools they need and want, we make their job better. And we help them do a better job.
Body-worn video cameras combined
with back-end evidence management produces extraordinary results:
- 90% reduction in complaints against officers
- 50% reduction in use of force
- 90% increase in early guilty pleas
- 22% increase in time available for patrol
Body worn video is wold-changing technology. Here are 5 reasons why:
1. Provide compelling evidence
High-quality video and audio footage of an incident make it clearer what happened, when, and who was there.
2. Protect workers by deterring crime
Making the camera obvious to the public has an immediate impact by demonstrating that actions are being recorded; leading to fewer assaults on frontline workers, for example.
3. Fewer complaints
False allegations are immediately negated and the overall conduct between the two parties involved are improved, reducing the likelihood of a need to complaint.
4. Increase in early guilty pleas
Perpetrators are aware of and can be presented with irrefutable evidence regarding their case which results in an increase in early guilty pleas.
5. Less time spent on paper work
Officers are able to record interviews on video with audio, which saves the time taken to transcribe a verbal testimony.