Body Worn Cameras

MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A recent report by the College of Policing and MOPAC revealed that footage obtained through body worn cameras have "no overall impact" on the number of stop and searches conducted. Given the challenges faced by the Metropolitan Police Service in improving its relationship with certain groups in London, what further measures are needed to ensure that the introduction of body worn cameras results in an increase in public confidence in the police?


Answer for Body Worn Cameras

Answer for Body Worn Cameras

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The public have welcomed the decision to roll out body worn video across the Met and the recent report by MOPAC and the College of Policing found that 92% of Londoners surveyed agreed that body worn video would make the police more accountable. The MPS is beginning a significant programme of public engagement to ensure that Londoners from all backgrounds and communities are aware of the purpose of body worn video and understand the benefits it brings in terms of accountability and evidence.

As body worn video becomes an integral part of day to day policing, we believe that, based on the figures above, it will increase public confidence and demonstrate real benefits.