PROTECT THE EVIDENCE
Video and digital images are exceptionally heavy users of storage space and the guidelines around managing the evidentiary data is key to it being recognized as a valuable source by the criminal justice system. Planning your data storage strategy is a key element of formulating an overall digital evidential plan. Only then can you compile a complete picture of the costs, personnel requirements and policy standards that deploying an effective BWC and video surveillance solution will entail.
A digital chain of custody must provide the following proof:
- Any digital evidence offered in court is the same evidence collected or received by law enforcement
- The time and date the evidence was received or transferred to another provider is accurately retained
- No tampering with the item occurred while it was in custody
- All copies of data no longer needed have been securely destroyed