Lancashire Constabulary will be the first force to use hi-tech body cameras from Motorola Solutions.
The cameras work with a digital policing app, which has been designed to create an “efficient digital workflow” instead of the traditional time-consuming manual procedures. It should also improve evidence quality and transparency.
“This investment is about giving our officers the best tools we can for the job, making it quicker and more efficient and improving the quality of evidence, so we can provide a great service to citizens”, said Dave Hannan, Chief Inspector at Lancashire Constabulary.
“The roll out of this technology will be a vital tool in bringing offenders to justice, especially those who take part in crime that is naturally more difficult to prosecute such as domestic abuse and public order offences.”
The body-warn cameras are used by frontline teams to capture evidence and maintain transparency.
It comes following a recent study published by the Press Association which said that during the first 3 months of lockdown, UK police forces saw a 21% percent increase in assaults on officers.
Motorola Solutions’ 2100 VB400 body-worn cameras are fully integrated into the Pronto digital policing application. This should mean that officers can view lists of recordings stored on the camera, tag the recording using data from their Pronto app and link to incidents on-the-go.
There is also an automatic 30 second video pre-recording feature.
The cameras use Wifi streaming and Bluetooth Sensor Monitoring to live stream from the camera to a video management application.
“Integrated body-worn camera solutions are a vital and objective tool for improving the safety of officers and the public. The integration with the Motorola Solutions Pronto digital policing application takes seamless policing to the next level and ensures end-to-end workflows,” added Fergus Mayne, Country Manager UK and Ireland at Motorola Solutions.