New South Wales Police Look to Roll Out Thousands of Body Cameras
Police in Magherafelt have recently introduced Reveal RS3-SX body cameras to the PSNI front line.
The College of Policing and Cambridge University are pairing up with the police to yet again evaluate the technology. The project will help pave the way to a roll out of body cameras across the force.
Superintendent Garry Eaton of Londonderry and Tyrone said body worn video offered many advantages for both the police and the public:
“Officers can wear the cameras on their uniform and use it when they respond to a call or interact with members of the public.
“These contacts will be captured and can be downloaded and used in evidence where appropriate.
“We believe the cameras will not only help us fight crime and support victims but help us to be more accountable.
“They offer an opportunity to capture events as they happen and to store them so that they can be played back later to support victims and establish facts.
“One of the advantages is the immediacy that the cameras offer. Capturing pictures for example of an assault victim’s injuries and their own words within minutes of police attending is valuable to us.”
Supt. Eaton described Reveal’s RS3-SX body camera as “small and robust” and been designed for ease of use. Only minimal training is required.”
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