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Body Worn Cameras

Question

A number of BWC's have facial recognition technology capacity. 

Please provide information on:

1. Which company / companies currently provide your forces Body Worn Cameras;

2. Whether you area aware that the cameras have facial recognition technology capacity;

3. Whether the force currently or in the past 12 months has utilised the facial recognition technology capacity of the Body Worn Cameras / Videos.

Answer

The Body Worn Cameras that Avon and Somerset Constabulary use are supplied by REVEAL Media.

The cameras that we are issuing to officers and staff do not have facial recognition technology software installed.  We have not utilised facial recognition technology in any capacity on Body Worn Video/ Cameras within the past 12 months.

FOI reference: 028/17.

Date of request: 06.01.17.