Body Worn Video Outline Business Case

Reference code: 
DMPCD 2015 103
Date signed: 
04 September 2015
Authorisation name: 
Stephen Greenhalgh (past staff), Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime

Executive summary

This report requests the approval of the Body Worn Video Outline Business Case and funding to allow the development of the Full Business Case.

Recommendation

The DMPC Is asked to approve the:
•    Body Worn Video Outline Business Case;
•    Funding of £5.57m to allow project resourcing and infrastructure build work to commence in advance of the Final Business Case;
•    Note the total cost of the Body Worn Video project is £51.2m of which £29.8m is capital expenditure.
This is subject to the final business case providing details of the benefits of Body Worn Video both qualitative and quantitative.

Non-confidential facts and advice to the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC)

1.    lntrodudion and background

1.1.    The deployment of Body Worn Video (BWV) within the MPS has been assessed to provide strategic benefits for the organisation in terms of improving public confidence in policing by increasing transparency, accountability and improving criminal justice outcomes by securing best evidence.

1.2.    There are significant potential cashable benefits in terms of complaints and civil actions and the deployment of BWV is likely to result in significant quantitative and qualitative benefits for the MPS and wider Criminal Justice partners.

2.    Issues for consideration

2.1.    The MPS has been engaged with the College of Policing and with the support of MOPAC have carried  out a large scale pilot of BWV devices and although full results have yet to be released the pilot has shown that a full and effective deployment of BWV is achievable.  The pilot results are expected before the Final Business Case is presented for approval.

3.    Financial Comments

3.1.    Full roll out of the BWV project will require capital investment of £29.7m and ongoing revenue expenditure of f4.5m.  It is anticipated that potential cashable savings will contribute towards the revenue costs although at this stage the exact details cannot be quantified.

3.2.    It is anticipated that early commitment of some funds will enable full rollout by quarter 1 in 2016 rather than quarter 3.

4.    Legal Comments

4.1.    The Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime is a contracting authority as defined in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. When awarding a public contract for goods and services valued at
£172,514 or above all contracting authorities must do so in accordance with the regulations.

4.2.    Under paragraph 4.8 of the MOPAC Scheme of Delegation and Consent approval from the DMPCis required for all MPS requests to go out to tender for contracts of fSOOk or above.

5.    Equality Comments

5.1.    A full Privacy Impact Assessment has been completed as part of the pilot rollout. A live Equality Impact Assessment is in place and no significant issues have been reported to date. The MPS and MOPAC are engaged in strategic and local engagement activity to ensure that community and diversity issues are addressed throughout the full roll out.