Restricted Immigration Enforcement use of Body Worn Video Supt Cleave Faulkner National Operations and Assurance September 2013 Why we are looking to use BWV • To increase number of successful illegal working Civil penalties and out of court settlements in favour of the Home Office • Reduce bureaucracy • Obtain better evidence to prosecute persistent offenders who continue to employ illegal workers Other benefits for I E • Improve collating post critical incident data. • Reduce clearly unfounded/malicious complaints. • To capture evidence on contentious family visits • Improve officer safety. • Reassure the public. • Verify training/development needs by reviewing operational footage. Plans for use of BWV We plan to issue BWV devices to Immigration Officers conducting enforcement visits. Officers will record entry to premises and interviews with those encountered. Evidence captured of illegal working will be made available to the team who pursue civil penalty action Transcription Officers currently make verbatim notes of interviews With offenders and others encountered on the visit in Their personal notebook. They will no longer need to do this if the BWV Contextualizes what was actually seen and said. Officers will only need to produce a summary of the Interview and just exhibit the video in their statement Pilot We will pilot the use of BWV with two Immigration Enforcement teams based in Manchester and Cardiff . A draft process will be amended in light of the result and findings of the pilot. Findings to support a national roll out to all Immigration Enforcement teams. WE NEED TO PROVE THE CASE AND DEMONSTRATE TANGIBLE BENEFITS Business Benefits To reduce by 50% the time taken to complete illegal working interviews. 2012 saw over 14,500 operations Increase the number of illegal working detections Income generate to self sustain the deployment of Body Worn Video Training Training on the use of BWV will be delivered to officers on group team basis with a full hands on approach We envisage holding a 2 hour training session with officers at the various Immigration Compliance Engagement (ICE) team locations. Challenges Convincing staff to revise current practice in light of benefit and use of BWV - CULTURE Dealing with noise contamination Consistent national approach in evidence gathering Work completed so far • Terms of reference and project mandate complete and agreed by senior managers • Policy and legal advice sought • Workshops with operational staff, service providers and stakeholders held • Initial guidance and process drafted BWV Any Questions ?