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NPCC Framework for Video Based Evidence

This is a formal statutory code enforced by the Forensic Science Regulator under the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021 and we believe it goes live on the 1st October, 2023.

In brief, our interpretation is shown below – refer to attached v3.1 document for details)

Activity Level

Level 0 - CCTV retrieval from third-party/owner operator – basically the operator hands CCTV footage over to the requesting officer (officer does not interact with the equipment)

Level 1 - Investigative viewing of CCTV – Officer interacts with the equipment on a simple basic level to obtain CCTV footage

Level 2 - Investigative viewing of CCTV on more complex systems - including conversion to viewable format and/or basic clipping and compilation of single source footage, using DEMS/DAMS

Level 3 - Specialist CCTV acquisition using non-proprietary methods – would typically be undertaken by ForensicSpecialist Units under ISO-17020/5

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Digital Evidence Storage Requirements

This is intended as a high-level overview of the requirements for digital evidence storage in a multimedia context. Ratings follow the MoSCoW system of Must, Should, Could and Won’t. The requirements are split into two sections, File Handling and Functionality.

Systems must be compliant with the principles in the DSTL NPCC Digital Imaging and Multimedia Procedure v3.0 and Recovery and Acquisition of Video Evidence v3.0 and adhere to the Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021 and Statutory Code.

Digital Evidence Storage v3.0
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