Lancashire Constabulary has deployed a range of body worn cameras among its frontline police officers, using technology from Motorola Solutions.
It has begun to use the VB400 cameras over the past few weeks, integrating them with the Pronto digital policing application and a back end evidence management software.
This is aimed at helping its officers capture evidence and maintain transparency of their activities on the beat.
The solution enables them to view lists of recordings stored on their camera, tag them using data from the Pronto app and link to incidents. Previously they had to record clips during the shift and tag them to the evidence management systems back at the station.
The cameras also provide a 30 second video pre-recording features to help officers ensure they will not miss the beginning of an incident.
Chief Inspector Dave Hannan said: “This investment is about giving our officers the best tools we can for the job, making it quicker and more efficient and improving the quality of evidence, so we can provide a great service to citizens.
“The roll out of this technology will be a vital tool in bringing offenders to justice, especially those who take part in crime that is naturally more difficult to prosecute such as domestic abuse and public order offences.”
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