Roll-out of body worn cameras

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0449
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The original timeframe set for the rollout of body worn cameras was 10 years to roll out to 20,000 MPS officers.  Reports now say that 16,000 officers will be equipped by early 2016.  This is good news.  Please can you clarify the timeframe for this rollout?

Answer

Answer for Roll-out of body worn cameras

Answer for Roll-out of body worn cameras

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of its wider investment in technology, MOPAC/MPS are reviewing the pilot and the various options for roll out and whilst there is huge support for Body Worn Videos, a decision will be made later this year.