Every single frontline police officer on duty in Staffordshire will be given body cameras to wear in a bid to deter attacks as part of a scheme being launched next week.
A total of 530 cameras will be provided by Staffordshire Police. The moves will cost £330,000.
Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis said the body cameras would offer a deterrent to anyone wanting to attack an officer.
They will be used to take photos to help in criminal cases, and speed up the force’s complaints process, as there will now be accurate images of officers’ actions to address allegations.
The commissioner said he believed the force would recoup its initial outlay on the devices within one year.
He said: “This is something I am keen to invest in.”
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