Bodycams standard issue for police
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.”