Globally, there has been a movement to adopt video to monitor public safety incidents and to create transparency in law enforcement operations. In the United States, a number of high-profile instances of officer-involved shootings and the resulting social unrest has placed pressure on police departments to justify their actions and restore confidence in their professionalism.
Goals and Objectives
Body-worn cameras are used to collect key digital evidence, improve the behavior of officers and residents, enhance trust, improve transparency, expedite guilty pleas and complaints resolutions, increase conviction rates, and decrease litigation costs. Recent pilots demonstrate that BWC decreases the likelihood of the “use of force” and number of complaints against police conduct.
Body-worn video cameras, cloud storage, traditional storage, digital evidence management solutions, and analytics
Use Case Summary
BWC and other officer wearables transform police-resident-environment interactions by creating a video recording, or other real-time data collection, of events as they unfold. Body-worn video cameras are devices that record the audio and video of interactions with residents, suspects, and victims and are currently the most common officer wearable.