This was announced today during a press briefing by Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee, as he noted that in 2015, a number of innovative, technological applications are expected to be introduced.
“The use of body worn cameras has now become a necessity and will be introduced in 2015,” the Home Affairs Minister said.
The Body worn technology is a video recording system that is typically utilized by law enforcement to record their interactions with the public, gather video evidence at crime scenes and has been known to increase both officer and citizen accountability.
It is notable because their placement, often on the front of a shirt, provides for first-person perspective and a more complete chain of evidence.
In providing statistics, Rohee noted that from January 1 – December 22, a total of 422 serious crimes were reported while for same period in 2014, 3,478 serious crimes were reported. [Fareeza Haniff]