What will BWV be used for?

Cleveland Police is clear in its ambition to become a world leading digital police force to enable frontline police officers to be more effective as well as strengthening the police/public partnership.

We are using Body Worn Video for a number of reasons including:

• Modernising Cleveland Police through technology.
• Increasing the use of technology within the criminal justice for more efficient and effective justice for victims.
• Greater transparency of policing; improving the investigation of complaints.
• Making stop and search more accountable to communities.
• Video captures events in a way that cannot be represented on paper.
• Offenders are more likely to plead guilty, if they know they have been recorded; potentially speeding up the criminal justice process.
• BWV will be incident specific and will not be used to indiscriminately record members of the public.