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Body Worn Video rollout for WMP frontline uniformed officers in the West Midlands

  • Posted On 6 Jun 2018

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    Confirmation today from WMP Sgt. Will Salt, regarding the plan for all frontline uniformed officers in to have access to Body Worn Video (BWV) by end of Summer 2018 is well on course. 

    Richard Cooke @Richard05666387 Chair of West Midlands Police Federation said:

    "I have used Body Worn Video as a Response officer for some time now. It's an added protection for our hard pressed officers, gives members of the public extra confidence, and offers excellent evidence which can be used to prosecute criminals more quickly, particularly when they attack or abuse our officers. It has also been shown by academic studies to significantly reduce complaints against officers. I'm really pleased that all our front line staff will soon have ready access to it."

    In a conversation with PC Rich Chant, a neighbourhood policing officer based at Digbeth, where body worn cameras have recently been issued to all officers PC Richard Chant said:

    "BWV is a vital piece of kit, we feel long overdue, but all the officers here are really pleased and the feedback from colleagues so far is overwhelmingly positive"

    Great news for officers and the the public!

     
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