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Live Body-Worn Cameras (935A/22)



‘A police force has become the first UK force to switch on live-streaming on its body-worn cameras.

From Monday more than 4,000 frontline West Midlands Police officers and staff will carry the new technology.’

The story states that strict rules are in force regarding the use of the new technology.

  1. Please provide full details of the rules governing the use of the new technology.
  2. Please provide full details relating to the length of time the videos obtained will be stored.
  3. Please provide all information held on the cost of the new technology.


We can confirm that relevant information is held by West Midlands Police. However, while the majority of the information is attached to this email, I am not required to release all of the information requested. Please find attached our response.


The withheld information is exempt by virtue of the following exemption:

Section 43(2) – Commercial interests

This exemption and explanatory notes are shown here:

In line with the above, I am required to complete a Prejudice Test/Public Interest Test (PIT) on disclosure. Please find this PIT attached (935A_PIT).