Live transmissions of body worn camera footage

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0463
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

City of London Police are trialling a new system which allows its control centre to receive live transmissions from body worn cameras. What assessments have you and the Metropolitan Police Service made of the trial, and will they be considering introducing a similar capability for frontline officers?

Answer

Answer for Live transmissions of body worn camera footage

Answer for Live transmissions of body worn camera footage

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Following the pilot, MOPAC can confirm that the MPS have been in consultation with the City of London and other forces examining the options and technical solutions that have been trialled.

The MPS is continuing to examine the use of live transmission of Body Worn Video footage and evaluate whether this technology is a viable and cost effective option.