DVSA staff get bodycams
DVSA staff are starting to wear body-worn cameras on roadside checks and site visits.
The agency is investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff. The equipment is intended to reduce physical and verbal assaults, acting as a deterrent to such behaviour. The police have been wearing these cameras for a number of years in their frontline work.
‘Bodycams’ are slightly larger than a credit card and are usually worn on the chest. They record video and audio, forming a personal CCTV device. They cameras are also expected to enable the DVSA to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place.