Police 'headcams' to tackle thugs
August 01, 2007
Police in Wokingham are preparing to trial a new crime-busting tool to help tackle violence and anti-social behaviour in the town.
Officers patrolling the town centre will be equipped with mobile video cameras strapped to their hats and helmets.
The headcams record clear colour images and sound and are also fitted with a white LED light for searching premises.
The footage is saved to small hard drives worn on the officers’ belts, and can be downloaded and saved to disk, so it can be used as evidence in court cases.
The cameras will be piloted later this month and will mainly be used as part of Operation Forge – Wokingham police’s initiative to cut alcohol- related crime and disorder in the town centre at weekends.
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