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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
April 4, 2019

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Tavcom Training launches online body-worn video course

Image: West Midlands Police under CC 2.0 licence

Tavcom Training has launched an online course on how to use body-worn video (BWV) equipment.

Taking around 10 hours to complete the course covers the practicalities of using BWV cameras and supporting equipment, as well as guidance around policy and regulation.

BWV cameras are deployed by law enforcement, transport sector staff, security guards and event stewards, among other professions, both in the public and private sectors.

A growing number of the 43 police forces in England and Wales have adopted the technology, with the Gloucestershire force the latest to announce a deployment.

Footage captured by BWV can be used in court and ultimately help to secure prosecutions.

It can also increase police transparency, building public trust. The sight of a camera can also modify behaviour of suspects, with West Yorkshire reporting 27% fewer Taser incidents in 2017 among officers wearing cameras.

However, deploying BWV incorrectly can create problems around data protection and undermine the admissibility of video for court evidence.

“A clear policy and sound operational practice ensures the benefits of BWV are maximised.” Sarah Hayward-Turton, Linx International Group

“Establishing a clear policy and sound operational practice ensures the benefits and capabilities of body worn video are maximised for full effectiveness as an incident management and personal safety tool.” Sarah Hayward-Turton, sales and marketing director of the Linx International Group, which owns Tavcom Training.

“This short yet comprehensive course is ideal for anyone that is considering, in the process of, or currently using body worn video for safety, security and law enforcement.”

The course covers:

  • Understanding BWV concept and technology
  • National (policing) guidance & standards
  • Regulatory environment & BWV
  • BWV Privacy Impact Assessments
  • Privacy issues & mitigation
  • Policy development
  • Practical use of BWV equipment
  • Recording guidelines
  • Evidential continuity
  • Professional standards

Available now the course costs £24.99 including VAT. Find out more or book the course.

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