The Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and chief officers will make the decisions on how technology will be used by officers at a local level, including the data storage requirements arising from increased use of body worn videos.
Although storage solutions are an operational issue for policing, we are clear more needs to be done to enable forces to utilise body worn video in the most effective way to ensure that data can flow smoothly throughout the criminal justice system. This is why we are working with policing to embed interoperability between forces and encouraging the use of common standards. These standards will support data sharing across the criminal justice system, including policing, in a way that anyone can access and understand. Open standards along with the work of the Police ICT Company, will help to create an open and active market to deliver better value for police ICT spend.