Tavcom Training has launched an online course providing essential training and information for all individuals involved in managing and using body-worn video equipment. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete and provides an introduction to body-worn video and the practical use of the technology, as well as guidance regarding policy and regulation.
Body-worn video is becoming commonplace for safety and security professionals working in the realms of security guarding and event stewarding. It has also been embraced by many of the 43 police forces in England and Wales as part of their ongoing digital transformation strategies. These mobile surveillance cameras have the potential to deliver invaluable information for use in investigations and the submission of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service for securing prosecutions. However, body-worn video needs to be implemented, used and managed correctly in order to ensure the footage recorded is admissible and the chain of custody protected.
Sarah Hayward-Turton, sales and marketing director of the Linx International Group, commented: “Establishing a clear policy and sound operational practice ensures the benefits and capabilities of body-worn video are maximised for full effectiveness as an incident management and personal safety tool. Our short yet comprehensive training course is ideal for anyone that’s considering, is in the process of or currently using body-worn video for safety, security and law enforcement purposes.”
The new body-worn video course covers the following topics: understanding the body-worn video concept and the technology, national (policing) guidance and standards, the regulatory environment and body-worn video, body-worn video Privacy Impact Assessments, privacy issues and mitigation, policy development, the practical use of body-worn video equipment, recording guidelines, evidential continuity and professional standards.
*The course costs £24.99 including VAT. For more information visit: https://www.tavcom.com/distance-learning-courses/body-worn-video