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Community Protection Officer and Body Worn Video

All Community Protection Officers (CPOs) have been issued their own personal Body Worn Video (BWV) camera and will wear it at all times whilst on shift.

BWV is an overt method by which CPOs can obtain and secure evidence at the scene of incidents and crimes. When used effectively BWV can promote public reassurance, capture best evidence, modify behaviour, prevent harm and deter people from committing crime and anti-social behaviour.

Recordings will provide independent evidence that may also improve the quality of evidence and may reduce the reliance on victim evidence particularly those who may be vulnerable or reluctant to attend court.

BWV Privacy Impact Assessment and policy document sets out Ashfield District Councils (ADCs) use of BWV by CPOs and outlines the associated impacts to the general public.