Tavcom Training, part of the Linx International Group has launched an online course providing essential training and information for all individuals involved in managing and using Body Worn Video (BWV) equipment. The course takes approximately 10 hours to complete and provides an introduction to BWV, the practical use of the technology, as well as guidance regarding policy and regulation.
BWV is becoming commonplace for safety and security professionals working in areas such as guarding and eventing stewarding. It has also been embraced by many of the 43 police forces in England and Wales, as part of their digital transformation strategies.
These mobile surveillance cameras have the potential to deliver an invaluable source of information for use in investigations
These mobile surveillance cameras have the potential to deliver an invaluable source of information for use in investigations and submitting as evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to secure more successful prosecutions. However, BWV needs to be implemented, used and managed correctly in order to ensure the footage is admissible and the chain of custody is protected.
Incident management and personal safety tool
Sales and Marketing Director of the Linx International Group, Sarah Hayward-Turton states: “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.”
Hayward-Turton adds: “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 new Body Worn Video course covers the following topics:
- 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