Scoping, Technical, and Operational Evaluation of Body Worn Video – CSSP-2014-TI-2031 Final Report


  1. Espenant, L.M.
  2. Murwanashyaka, J.N.
  3. De Gagné, M.
  4. Wollbaum, A.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Centre for Security Science, Ottawa ON (CAN)
The Scoping, Technical, and Operational Evaluation of Body Worn Video (BWV) project was conducted to define and evaluate issues for the potential implementation of BWV in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The project included workshops to determine issues of importance and required scoping outputs, scoping activities conducted by the RCMP and other federal government partners, evaluation of the technical features of select BWV cameras, and a scenario-based evaluation of the technical, tactical, and user capabilities of select cameras. An initial scoping workshop was conducted with a wide range of RCMP and Other Government Department (OGD) stakeholders, which created a set of activities to better define issues with BWV implementation. A second workshop created a set of technical and user requirements for a potential BWV system, which was used to define an experimental plan for scenario-based evaluation. Evaluations were conducted at the RCMP Depot in Regina; a single troop of cadets on their initial RCMP officer course wore cameras during training scenarios. Video was gathered from the cameras and questionnaires were completed by the trainees and experienced facilitators. Concurrently, the cameras were evaluated for technical characteristics such as Field of View. The set of requirements initially defined in the scoping study was evaluated against results from the experimentation, including recommendations for implementation. The evaluations showed that BWV cameras are

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body worn video
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DRDC-RDDC-2015-R204 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 2015
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