The Body Worn Camera (BWC) is a device that is worn by police officers in Singapore to record their interactions with the public. The use of BWCs is regulated by the Singapore Police Force Act, which sets out the legal framework for their use and the rights and obligations of police officers and the public in relation to their use.
According to the Singapore Police Force Act, BWCs may be used by police officers for the following purposes:
To record evidence of a crime or incident, including the actions and statements of the police officer and any person involved in the crime or incident
To record the actions and statements of a person being arrested or detained
To record the actions and statements of a person who has been taken into custody or is being held in a police station
To record the actions and statements of a person being transported in a police vehicle
The Act also sets out the rules for the storage and handling of BWC footage, including the requirement that footage must be stored securely and only accessed by authorized personnel.
Overall, the use of BWCs by the Singapore Police Force is intended to enhance transparency and accountability, and to provide a reliable record of police interactions with the public.
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