Advertising

Body cameras for police

News | Published:

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.'

Sorry, we are not accepting comments on this article.

Advertising

Top Stories

Advertising

More from the JEP

Advertising

UK & International News