The following article and graphics were first published on PoliceOne.com, and were sponsored by Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. It is re-printed here with permission of PoliceOne.com.
More than 300 law enforcement professionals of varying ranks and department sizes took part in a PoliceOne survey to weigh in with their thoughts and experiences with in-car video evidence systems. The nine-question survey aimed to evaluate how widely used video systems are today in law enforcement, their most practical uses, their drawbacks, and in what ways they can improve.
The survey resulted in some valuable takeaways about the current state of in-car video, the benefits of video evidence in court and on the streets, and what the future holds for the growing technology and for law enforcement.
70 percent of officers surveyed said that their agencies used in-car video systems today, and another 80 percent agreed that mobile video increased accountability. Likewise, 77 percent of officers polled said video evidence has contributed to solving a case or securing a conviction.
See the full results of the survey in the infographic below. Don’t forget to check out the five tips for using mobile video evidence in your agency.