Police Scotland are seeking views to help shape the future use of Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras by our police officers when interacting with the public
Evidence has proven that the use of BWV by police officers;
• improves the quality of interactions with the public;
• reduces and resolve complaints;
• increases officer safety;
• reduces the criminal justice process; and
• leads to greater public transparency.
It is important that we engage and involve individuals in the communities in which we serve, together with our partners, to gain their confidence in how we use technology and continue to police by consent.
We have created the attached survey and we would be grateful if you would take time to complete it. This provides you with the opportunity to be part of an ongoing conversation to help shape the deployment of BWV in Scottish policing. This starts with the use of BWV by our Armed Response Officers.
The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.
Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this priority area for Police Scotland. Your views are important to us.
Further public engagement will be undertaken before we introduce BWV in other areas of policing, including our response officers across our local policing divisions. This engagement will involve our stakeholders, a public survey and focus groups with our diverse communities.
Take the survey here
Visit the Police Scotland website for more information.
Survey closes Feb 24.