Bluetooth capable body worn cameras

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0464
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

The Los Angeles Police Department are introducing new models of Taser stun-guns which are linked to police officer's body worn cameras via Bluetooth, so that when the stun-gun is armed, the camera automatically begins to record. What assessments have you and the Metropolitan Police Service made of this technology, and will they be considering introducing a similar capability for frontline officers?

Answer

Answer for Bluetooth capable body worn cameras

Answer for Bluetooth capable body worn cameras

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At present, the current specification of Body Worn Video (BWV) being 'piloted' within armed policing (SC&O19 Armed Response Vehicle teams) does not include the ability for the automatic activation of the BWV alongside Taser.

The MPS is considering how to roll out the technology following the pilot and will keep this, as well as other options, for activation, design and deployment under review.