There’s a better way to process video and audio record requests!
The introduction of body-worn cameras in recent years has resulted in a huge increase in video and audio records for many government agencies — particularly those in public safety.
Government agencies are challenged with reviewing and redacting these files in a reasonable timeframe and keeping rising costs under control. Jurisdictions need to find effective solutions for managing the growth of video and audio records.
Since GovQA’s PiPRIndex began tracking the number of video files being managed in public records requests in January 2018, we’ve seen a 122% increase – including a 43% jump in 2020, coinciding with a period of great civil unrest and calls for police transparency.
Video Records By the Numbers:
3.3 Trillion Hours of Surveillance Video Captured Daily
What challenges do video and audio files present?
- An abundance of footage and a growing need for more resources
- More laborious redaction processes
- Costs associated with storing and providing video and audio records (and new laws limiting recoupment of costs via requester fees)
- Greater public demand for access to footage
- Identification and accelerated release of “critical incident” recordings
Per Month, the average officer equipped with BWC produces:
To redact just ONE hour of video using traditional methods, it can take:
80% of Criminal Cases Involve Video or Audio Evidence
See the GovQA-Veritone Redact Integration In Action
Contact GovQA for a personalized demo today! See how GovQA can help you reduce request volume and get video/audio request volume under control.
Check out these related resources:
- Veritone Redact: Intelligent Audio, Image and Video Evidence Redaction Software
- Veritone Solution Brief: Veritone Redact Key Features
- Big Picture: Video Files – PiPRIndex Marker of Public Records Complexity. Read the article.
- Civil Unrest, Bodycam Video, and the Future of Police Records
- 5 Implications of Body-Worn Camera Footage on Law Enforcement Public Records Processes
- Public records requests for audio, video spiked during pandemic – synopsis
- GovQA’s Industry-first Video Redaction Capabilities Tackle Video Evidence Challenges in Wake of Recent California Rulings
- How One Word Resulted in a Public Records Lawsuit (CA Supreme Court Ruling)