Body Worn Cameras (BWC) are being deployed to frontline Victoria Police officers and Protective Services Officers (PSO).
The BWC is a portable camera worn or used by uniform police and PSOs to capture audio and video recordings of interactions between officers and the public. This includes the real time capture of video and audio evidence at incident scenes. Footage from BWCs will be used as evidence in court, and for investigative purposes.
In April 2016, the Victorian Government announced a Public Safety Package as part of the 2016-17 budget. This included new mobile technology and BWCs to give police the tools they need to keep the community safe, and improve responses to family violence incidents.
The full deployment of BWCs is planned for completion by 2019.
Reviewed 03 December 2019