Body­cams stan­dard is­sue for po­lice

Herald Express - - News -

PO­LICE of­fi­cers across Tor­bay are now wear­ing tiny video cam­eras.

The project be­tween Dorset Po­lice and Devon and Corn­wall Po­lice equips of­fi­cers with a small cam­era to gather ev­i­dence. Footage can pro­vide un­bi­ased ac­counts which po­lice say can lead to a quicker and fairer ad­min­is­tra­tion of jus­tice.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Claire Armes, who is lead­ing the project, said: “As well as bring­ing greater trans­parency to our polic­ing ac­tiv­ity, there are a num­ber of op­er­a­tional ben­e­fits in the im­me­di­ate cap­tur­ing of vi­tal ev­i­dence to sup­port swift in­ves­ti­ga­tions and in­creased con­vic­tion rates.”

Po­lice and Crime Com­mis­sioner Ali­son Her­nan­dez said: “I want to say a big thank you to our com­mu­nity who have been pay­ing an ad­di­tional £1 per month in their coun­cil tax since April to sup­port polic­ing. Part of this is used to help fund this for our front line of­fi­cers.”

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