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FOI4572 / April 2023 / Body Worn Cameras

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

We can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold the information you have requested.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Questions and final response:

Question 1 – Which departments in your Fire Brigade/Service use Body Worn Cameras/Videos (BWC/BWV) and is this part of a pilot programme or has this been adopted on a permanent basis?2. How many BWC/BWV has your Fire Service/Brigade purchased over the last 3 years?3. Who is the portfolio lead for the purchase, deployment and maintenance of BWC/BWV in your Fire Brigade/Service?

ECFRS do not currently use Body Worn Cameras/Video.

Question 2 – If you do not currently have BWC/BWV, does your Fire Brigade/Service propose to introduce BWC/BWV, and if so, who would be responsible for this?

There are no current plans in place to introduce this technology.

Question 3 – 5. What is the process for procuring your BWC/BWV?

We are unable to answer this question as we do not procure these items.


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