Police Scotland's Use of Body Worn Video

Closed 24 Feb 2021

Opened 1 Feb 2021



We are seeking views to help shape the use of Body Worn Video by our police officers when interacting with the public. The reasons for using Body Worn Video by police to record interactions with the public include:

•            improve the quality of interactions with the public;

•            reduce and resolve complaints;

•            increase officer safety;

•            reduce delays to justice; and

•            lead to greater public transparency.

It is important to us that we engage and involve individuals, communities, and our partners to gain their confidence in how we use technology and continue to police by consent.

This survey provides the opportunity for you to be part of an ongoing conversation to help shape the deployment of Body Worn Video in Scottish policing.  This starts with the use of Body Worn Video by our Armed Response Officers. 

The survey should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to this priority area for Police Scotland. Your views are important to us.

Further public engagement will be undertaken before we introduce Body Worn Video in other areas of policing, including our response officers across our local policing divisions.  This engagement will involve our stakeholders, a public survey and focus groups with our diverse communities. 

Please note that this platform is not about reporting crime or providing information about an incident, or making a complaint. To find out ways to contact Police Scotland, please visit: https://www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us/.

For more information about Body Worn Video, please see: https://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/body-worn-video/




  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


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