Body worn video (BWV) is a joint project between Dorset Police and Devon and Cornwall Police to equip officers with an audio and video recording device. The aim is to provide cameras to all operational front line officers with the initial roll out beginning on the 28 August.
The motivation for the implementation of these cameras has always been evidential. They will provide an unbiased record of what an officer has experienced. The cameras will be used to record the majority of incidents and encounters, making the police more transparent and officers’ actions more accountable