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BWV Policies and Procedures since 2019

Date of request: 15 February 2023
Reference: 254-23


All systems and policies in place around the use and storage of BWV and scrutiny of this from January 1st 2019 up to the point this response is answered.


Please find attached the following documents identified as relevant to your request:

Disclosure Documents:

1 – ASC Body Worn Video Procedure V2 – 2019

2 – Release of BWV in response to citizen journalism – Procedural guidance – 2021

3 – Changes to Body Worn Video (BWV) from 10 January – Pocketbook

4 – Body worn Video Cameras – January 2023

As stated in Section 33.1.1 of document 1 above, a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was completed on the use of BWV and the DEMS in 2016. A copy of the PIA is available from the Avon and Somerset Constabulary website, along with a certificate of Avon and Somerset Police’s compliance in relation to BWV. These documents can be found here.

Further information that may be of use can be found within the NPCC guidance available here.

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