Body Worn Video Steering Group
Staffordshire Police Force have recently purchased 500 body worn cameras to issue to all of its officers, more than any other Police force in the UK.
The force is spending £330,000 on 500 lapel-worn cameras for officers, PCSOs and volunteer specials, and is set to become the first Police force in Europe to have every officer equipped with a body worn video device.
Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, a speaker at the Body Worn Video Steering Group event held last month, said: ‘These cameras are exceptional value for money. ‘They will free up officer time and create thousands of extra hours of visible policing.
‘It will help officers get the best possible evidence. It will protect people who are being arrested and it will save a vast amount of time by providing actual pictorial evidence in court rather than thousands and thousands of words.’