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180 more body cameras for Trinidad police

By Gail Alexander

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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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