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Body worn video footage procedure

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Please can you advise how often an individual Met officer equipped with body worn video equipment has their body worn video footage reviewed as part of their training and development?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The system that the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) use to manage Body Worn Video (BWV) is not able to provide specific data as to how many times a supervisor reviews an individual’s BWV.

However, footage is used as a valuable tool for supervisors in support of reflective practice and areas for development, as well as in the case of misconduct or performance procedures.

Furthermore, unless subject to Post Incident Procedure, BWV footage can be usefully used as a part of both individual and team de-briefing.

All supervisors are encouraged to regularly review BWV footage to support the development of their staff. Officers themselves will also use their own BWV footage to inform personal development. Wider organisational learning is fed into corporate training interventions.