Helmet-Cams Help Police Crack Down on Crime
U.K. police officers in the Haringey area of London will be using helmet-mounted digital cameras as a new crime-fighting and evidence-gathering tool as part of Operation Aventail.
These AA battery-sized cameras store images on a special utility belt. The whole system costs around $3,402.
Haringey Detective Superintendent Richard Wood says these small helmet cameras will help officers gather and provide “evidence” to document offenses and bring charges. If this limited use works, other Haringey officers may begin to adopt helmet-mounted digital cameras, says Wood.
Abstracted by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) from CNet (11/21/06); Ferguson, Tim.