An interview with the National Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
The Police Federation of England and Wales represent about 120,000 rank and file officers from constable to chief inspector across 43 police forces.
John Apter, National Chair of the Federation, spoke to us about the hugely positive difference the technology has made to policing in the United Kingdom.
Achilleus Security Limited offer security, stewarding & crowd management services in London and across the country. The majority of their work is made up of sporting events and concerts where they can deploy up to 600 shifts a week across their 240 officers.
We spoke to Managing Director Mario Garcia about some of the challenges they face in their industry, and how body cameras are making a difference.
Parking Enforcement Body Cameras - London Borough of Merton
Sue Brady is acting CCTV and Parking Enforcement Manager for the London Borough of Merton, and oversees a team of 36 Civil Enforcement Officers (parking wardens) who have been equipped with Reveal body cameras for their protection, as well as to gather evidence in the event of an incident taking place to help with prosecutions.
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have received the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s third party certification mark for their use of Reveal body worn cameras and CCTV.
We spoke to Head of Business Security, Mike Lees about how body cameras and the accreditation are making a difference to the hospital.
Alex Rhodes is a Station Manager in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, they are currently piloting Reveal body cameras. Alex is the body worn video lead, and we caught up with him to learn more about the project.
Operation Hyperion was a pioneering initiative between Reveal, Hampshire Constabulary and the University of Portsmouth, which evaluated the impact of issuing all police officers on the Isle of Wight (IoW), UK, with body cameras. Beginning on 1st July 2013, this first of its kind study was based mainly on a series of measures in the year prior to the cameras being issued compared to the same measures in the year after issue, with some impressive results.
Colin Green, security manager for Southern Railway, UK
Colin Green is the security manager of Southern Railway who, when first looked at the introduction of body cameras, managed a team of Rail Neighbourhood Officers operating on trains and stations in the south of England. Colin is looking into the feasibility of purchasing more Reveal body cameras in the future to make the equipment personal issue.
Ramin Amiri is employed by prestigious security company City Protection Group (CPG) as head of security at an electronic store in Sweden by day, and by night is a bouncer at a popular weekend night club. He uses two types of Reveal camera in his work, and finds them both to be very useful in gathering evidence - and particularly in deterring.
Clare is a small city in the US state of Michigan. The Police Department there has been trialling Reveal RS1-SX body cameras and Digital Evidence Management Software (DEMS) since January 2014. It’s been going very well.