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Police Scotland Embraces Body-Worn Video Technology from Motorola

by Geny Caloisi

Police Scotland is purchasing 10,500 VB400 body cameras from Motorola Solutions to integrate into its officers’ uniforms. The £13.3 million investment is part of the police service’s commitment to enhanced transparency, accountability, and public safety.  

As part of a democratic decision-making process, Police Scotland engaged in a national public consultation on body camera deployment. An overwhelming 81% of the 9,000 responses agreed that this move would bolster public confidence in policing.

The VB400 is a highly reliable device that captures high-quality video and audio, providing an objective record of events. This technology assists front-line officers in documenting incidents and fosters trust with the communities they serve. The footage is automatically uploaded to VideoManager for secure storage, ensuring its integrity and protecting the chain of custody, thereby assuring the police, public, and judicial systems of the reliability of video evidence. 

“The introduction of body-worn video will transform policing in Scotland, and a national roll-out is a key priority,” said Jane Connors, Deputy Chief Constable, Police Scotland. “Body-worn video can significantly enhance public confidence and support officer and public safety by providing effective and transparent evidence of police and public actions.”

“Body-worn video will also improve the quality of evidence presented in court to deliver faster justice for victims by increasing early guilty pleas and reducing time spent at court for victims, witnesses and police officers,” said Connors.

Police Scotland joins other UK police forces and global law enforcement agencies, including French National Police, Lithuanian National Police and Austrian police forces, that have chosen Motorola Solutions’ body worn camera and evidentiary solutions. Police Scotland also relies on Motorola Solutions’ nationwide Airwave emergency services network, TETRA radios and Pronto Digital Policing application


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