Whoa! Averaging 66,000 Unique Weekly Readers! 

Local News

Causeway Coast and Glens District will be using Body Worn Video cameras when they are on duty

1 Mins read
BT Coleraine

From today (March 20th) officers across Causeway Coast and Glens District will be using Body Worn Video cameras when they are on duty.

Superintendent Jeremy Lindsay explains: “We continuously strive to identify new ways to support the delivery of effective front-line policing. This includes the use of new and emerging technological solutions

“Video evidence puts the victims of crime first. The pilot of this technology in Derry City and Strabane evidenced how Body Worn Video has the potential to improve the quality of evidence provided by police officers and thereby increase the number of offenders brought to justice. Video evidence provides a compelling account of events and enables the raw emotion and action from a scene to be replayed in the courts in a manner that could never be captured in a witness statement.

“It also supports accountability and transparency, both of which are key elements in increasing public confidence in policing. The introduction of this new technology is the latest example of our commitment to these principles as we continue to work together with the community to keep people safe.

“Police officers and staff have received bespoke training from our Information and Communications Services colleagues on how to use the cameras and the supporting technology. This ensures that the integrity of any recorded footage is protected while making it as easy as possible to access and utilise this material when preparing files for use in a prosecution.”

Speaking about the roll out PCSP Chair Alderman William King said: “The PCSP supports any initiative that enhances community safety and encourages trust and confidence in community policing and welcomes the introduction of body worn video to the district.”

11357 posts

About author
An article that is attributed to the Causeway Coast Community Team has either involved multiple authors, written by a contributor or the main body of content is from a press release. Got a news-related tip you’d like to see covered on Causeway Coast Community? Email us - [email protected]
Articles
Related posts
Local News

NI Executive agrees multi-million Covid support funding

2 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppFinance Minister, Conor Murphy has announced a £300million support package including over £200million for businesses and £98million of Covid-19 funding to support…
Local News

Archibald welcomes £95m high street voucher initiative

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppSinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has welcomed the announcement of a £95 million high street voucher scheme to support local businesses struggling…
Local News

Ní Chuilín - £44million in Covid-19 Heating Payments to issue by January 2021

1 Mins read
FacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsAppCommunities Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed £44.3million of Executive funding for a Covid-19 Heating Payment for older people and those in…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *