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FOI / 3988 / 2018 - Body worn cameras

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response to your request on the accompanying below.

Which departments in your Fire Brigade/Service use Body Worn Cameras/Videos (BWC/BWV). At present ECFRS do not use Body worn cameras as part of our business as usual however they were briefly used to support some resilience operations during the national strikes but have not been adopted since.

1. Is this part of a pilot programme or has this been adopted on a permanent basis? N/A

2. How many BWC/BWV has your Fire Service/Brigade purchased over the last 3 years? None

3. Who is the portfolio lead for the purchase, deployment and maintenance of BWC/BWV in your Fire Brigade/Service? N/A

4. If you do not currently have BWC/BWV, does your Fire Brigade/Service propose to introduce BWC/BWV over the next 2 years? It is an area we may well be looking to explore in the future but is not in scope at present.

5. If your Fire Brigade/Service proposes to introduce BWC/BWV over the next two years, which departments will be provided with BWC/BWV Not known at present

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB

Please ensure that you quote the above reference number in all future communications.

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

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Information Governance Essex County Fire & Rescue Service

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