Responding to the Justice Ministers’ decision to mandate the use of body-worn video for civil enforcement agents, Russell Hamblin-Boone, CEO of the Civil Enforcement Association that represents firms employing more than 1800 active agents said: We have been working towards an industry agreement on the compulsory use of body-worn video. Following talks with Ministers we are encouraged by the decision that all enforcement agents must record their activities, which should include in-house council teams. This decision offers reassurance to the public that standards are consistently high and gives protection to our agents who do a difficult job on behalf of local authorities.”
The Justice Select Committee investigated the case for further regulation of the enforcement profession. Its main recommendation was the compulsory use of body-worn video cameras.
The Civil Enforcement Association (CIVEA) is the principal trade association representing c2000 certificated civil enforcement agencies operating in England and Wales.
Enforcement agents (formerly known as bailiffs) are regulated by the Tribunals Courts and Enforcement Act 2007, Schedule 12 and the Taking Control of Goods Regulations 2013.
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