Body cam­eras

Joondalup Times - - CRIME WATCH -

THE WA Po­lice Force is mov­ing ahead with plans to pro­vide body-worn video cam­eras to of­fi­cers across WA.

Com­mis­sioner Chris Dawson has ap­proved the roll-out as the first ini­tia­tive of the new dig­i­tal polic­ing pro­gram.

“Body-worn cam­eras are now com­monly used in other polic­ing ju­ris­dic­tions, with po­ten­tial ben­e­fits in­clud­ing im­proved ev­i­dence gath­er­ing and a greater op­por­tu­nity to cap­ture the whole of an in­ci­dent rather than rely on piece­meal record­ings,” he said.

The first phase will see 200 cam­eras de­ployed within Perth Dis­trict to pa­trol/in­quiry of­fi­cers by early next year.

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