Police Body Cameras Cut Complaints

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Our friends at Reveal were on the BBC in September  discussing the positive impact Body Worn Video Cameras are having on Police work. This followed from a study conducted by Cambridge University that showed that complaints against the public fell by 93% over twelve months compared to the year before.

Watch the segment here: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37508474

The findings, published in the journal Criminal Justice and Behaviour, showed there were 113 complaints made against officers during the year trial period, compared with 1,539 in the 12 months before – a reduction of 93%.

Dr Ariel, who is based at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology, said: “I cannot think of any [other] single intervention in the history of policing that dramatically changed the way that officers behave, the way that suspects behave, and the way they interact with each other.”

To read more about this on Reveal’s website: http://www.revealmedia.co.uk/news/police-body-cameras-cut-complaints

Scottish Communications Group are proud to work closely with the team at Reveal, and have worked with a number of organisations across Scotland to best utilise Body Worn Video Cameras. If you’d like to learn more about the cameras discussed in the article, or would like to find out about how Body Worn Video Cameras can work for your organisation, please don’t hesitate to contact us here.