Body Worn Video - Experiences from the Metropolitan Police

Wednesday 22 June 2016

6.00pm - 9.00pm

BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA | Maps

Superintendent Adrian Hutchinson

This is a joint meeting with the PROMS-G (Project Management) Specialist Group.


Internationally, the Police service is under increasing pressure to demonstrate accountability and transparency to the communities they serve, frequently having to explain split second decisions several years later. At the same time victims accounts and memories of a traumatic incident are recorded by police in writing as they were in the days of Sir Robert Peel, founding father of the modern day police service.

The MPS has found itself involved in a series of events that may have been easier to clarify and explain if they had been captured on camera; equally in challenged financial times it is important that the public purse is spent wisely and that the solution procured actually works.

Adrian Hutchinson will talk about the technology, demonstrate the opportunity and challenges involved. He will also cover evidenced based evaluation, commercial considerations and the importance of blending operational staff with technology and project management professionals to deliver new technology to over 22,000 staff in the capital.

Some of the imagery presented may be distressing, does involve offensive language and must not be recorded without prior consent.


  • 6.00pm - 6.30pm - Registration with tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits
  • 6.30pm - 8.00pm - Presentation including Q&A
  • 8.00pm - 9.00pm - Networking with wines, crisps and soft drinks

About the speaker:

Adrian Hutchinson is a Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) with 26 years police service.

During his career he has worked extensively in operational roles, latterly in East London.

Whilst working at Waltham Forest, he led award winning Prevent Violent Extremism Programmes and the "Enough is Enough" anti-gang 4 year strategy which won national LA of the year award. Both of these undertakings were achieved by partnership working with both statutory and third sector bodies.

Most recently Adrian has overseen the world’s largest pilot of Body Worn Video, a subject that he speaks internationally on and the Police element of the MPS Mobility Programme which is widely regarded as a policing exemplar.

In his spare time he is a keen mountain biker and fitness fanatic which some might argue is just a desperate effort to stave off middle age!

Networking drinks only at this event.