Commissioner Ian Stewart and Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller today announced the roll out of body-worn video cameras for frontline officers on the Gold Coast.
Commissioner Ian Stewart said the cameras and video evidence system will provide greater reassurance to Queenslanders in their day-to-day dealings with officers.
“This technology greatly assists our officers in gathering evidence and dealing with complaints,” Commissioner Stewart said.
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“Whether it’s the Road Policing Command or local general duties police, officers across Queensland will benefit from these cameras to capture evidence, create a record of operational activity and record their interactions with offenders and the general public.
“The use of evidence captured on body worn cameras can lead to a reduction in the number of cases proceeding to court. For those that do, the clear and quality evidence captured by these cameras can help establish the identity of offenders.”
Police Minister Miller said body worn cameras would greatly assist frontline officers on the Gold Coast.
“The Gold Coast District is one of the busiest in Queensland with more than 1.5 million interactions between the police and the public here every year,” Minister Miller said.
“BWV will greatly assist our Gold Coast police in dealing with serious incidents like Domestic and Family Violence by enhancing evidence-gathering and giving victims extra reassurance that police will follow up their complaints.”