Our officers are now equipped with Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras.
The innovative cameras help capture evidence to provide increased support for victims of crime and protect front-line staff from physical attacks.
Worn attached to the officers’ clothing, BWV records video and audio footage at the press of a button.
Chief Superintendent Robert Odell said: “As our rollout continues, members of the public may start to see more and more of our officers wearing BWV.
“Issuing our staff with the cameras will make a big difference to not only the safety of our officers, but members of the public too.
“BWV has proven itself amongst other forces across the UK to be a brilliant deterrent as well as a source of improved evidence to support investigations, which has resulted in increased conviction rates- particularly in cases of domestic violence and public order offences.
“Whether it is a domestic incident, a disturbance in the local pub or a serious road traffic collision, having a recording of what our officers have seen and heard will allow us to present compelling evidence in court to secure justice for victims of crime.”