Chief Constable welcomes police bodycam funding

By a County Press reporter

Monday, January 13, 2014


HAMPSHIRE and Isle of Wight Police has been given nearly £400,000 of government cash to help pay for body worn video recorders for its officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs).

Police and PCSOs on the Isle of Wight already have 180 of the devices which are being used as part of an evaluation project that ends in summer this year.

More than 450 of the devices are also worn by officers in Hampshire. They can be used to record video and audio evidence for training purposes.

Hampshire Constabulary chief constable, Andy Marsh, said: "This funding keeps Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at the cutting edge of body-worn video technology, not just in Britain, but anywhere in the world."


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by James McAdder

14th January 2014, at 17:11:08

I believe Hampshire Constabulary looked into using unmanned drones as a cheaper alternative to helicopters but fell foul of CAA regs.

Conversely Tim Pool of Occupy Wall Street used a modified Parrot AR Drone ( a toy, essentially ) to keep an eye on the Police.

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by Russell Palin

13th January 2014, at 21:43:31

I has always scared me to death the bit about " drones"
So dont go there please or I'll fall out.....

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by Russell Palin

13th January 2014, at 21:34:18

What I am getting at is why can not we trust the police.?
If we do not trust the police then the police no longer exist.
The French Norman thing in me speaks here.
The police have my trust, I was braught up with such.

The big brother guy Fawkes mask wearing "being"s grow stronger with your words not mine...
Lol, glad I have lived long enough to help.

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by Russell Palin

13th January 2014, at 21:17:30

Radio activity detectors would help them just as much.
You always have my confidence.
Or England is no longer.....

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by michael s

13th January 2014, at 20:49:39

better of funding more police to patrol the streets, come kick out time there seems to be none?

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