Body worn cameras [2]

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2016-07-06
Session date: 
July 6, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2393
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What progress is being made towards providing workable body worn cameras for firearms officers?

Answer

Answer for Body worn cameras [2]

Answer for Body worn cameras [2]

There is a strong commitment to the roll out of body worn cameras to all firearms officers. 

However, the actual method and technology to achieve this, so that meaningful imagery is captured, is challenging.

The MPS are involved in a national pilot looking at various cameras and options for mounting the cameras.  The project is working with the industry on developing new solutions.

Notwithstanding this work, all uniformed firearms officers do carry and use body worn cameras at the moment.