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(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN) — The use of body cameras for police officers started with two police units at 20 stations across T&T and this will be expanded to 180 body cameras being implemented on a phased basis by month-end.
National Security Minister Stuart Young revealed this in the Senate on Tuesday while replying to a query from UNC senator Wade Mark.
Young said it was not true that the initiative had not been implemented since officers are being trained in the use of the technology.
He said the body-cam technology will be rolled out throughout the T&T Police Service by March. The T&T Police Service is currently testing the specifications of the equipment and accompanying technology.
He said some of the cameras have been taken out of circulation for technological upgrades as new products have been entering the market and the Police Service intended to have best in class equipment. Young could not say how many were taken out of circulation.
Young said the Police Commissioner will decide how many body cameras police officers will have, how the cameras will be phased-in and whether all officers will be wearing them.
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