Level 5, 160 St Georges Terrace PERTH
This seminar will also be live streamed as a webinar.
This seminar will provide information surrounding the roll out of devices, the capabilities and the anticipated opportunities that this foundational project will offer.
The use of Body Worn Cameras (BWC) by law enforcement personnel is becoming increasingly prevalent. At present, all State and Territory authorities have commenced or are progressing through some form of program rollout.
Between June and December 2016, WA Police Force conducted a BWC trial in Perth and Bunbury which underscored a number of benefits. These findings were highlighted in a report undertaken by Dr Joe Clare from UWA, which demonstrated evidential efficiencies attributable to:
- digital statements;
- improved evidence capture and storage;
- increased engagement; and
- improved community satisfaction and confidence.
In March 2018, a Digital Policing Program team was approved to bring about fundamental change to the Agency by provisioning a range of high quality digital capabilities to furnish police with the tools to be better informed/equipped to meet current and future priorities. One of the tranches of work to be initially delivered under this program was the provision of BWC across the state to all front line officers.
WA Police recently announced that it will implement a staged rollout of body cameras in June 2019 with the goal of outfitting all front-line police officers with cameras by 2021. The roll-out will commence with a first deployment of Perth District, Traffic Enforcement Group and the Pilbara District.
A light lunch will be provided.
1.5 points Competency 2 Professional Skills
Program Director - Digital Policing Program
Western Australia Police Force