Body cameras for police
Tuesday 25th June 2013, 2:00PM BST.
STATES police officers are to wear cameras to record criminals as part of a new approach to policing the Island.
The devices, which will be worn on an officer’s chest, will be trialled by a small number of uniformed PCs during the next six months and will become more widely used if they prove to be a success.
It is hoped that the cameras will force more criminals to admit to their actions and plead guilty, which in turn would remove the need of a costly trial.
Inspector Sarah Henderson, who is leading the project, said: ‘The use of body-worn cameras has been common place in the UK for many years and it is something we think we can benefit from here.’