Body-worn video cameras

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-06-17
Session date: 
June 17, 2015
Reference: 
2015/1980
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With the announcement that the Metropolitan Police Service will be issuing 20,000 body-worn video cameras to officers throughout London - what considerations have been made about the amount of data storage which will be required and what will the cost be of purchasing the cameras and the associated storage?

Answer

Answer for Body-worn video cameras

Answer for Body-worn video cameras

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS policy is that body worn video footage is retained for a maximum of 31 days unless it is proportionate and necessary to retain it for longer in respect of a policing purpose*. From this, the MPS has examined usage patterns by officers involved in the MOPAC/College of Policing pilot in order to predict likely amounts of storage that may be required as part of a roll out. The procurement process is currently ongoing so until this process has concluded, no costs can be provided.