Transparency in focus, Chandigarh traffic cops to wear body cameras
The cameras, no bigger than a common mobile phone, will be able to click high-quality photographs, record sound and capture high-definition video.
With an aim to bring in transparency to the working of Chandigarh police, personnel on traffic duty will wear body cameras, thereby recording facts on the spot for supervision of seniors.
Procurement of 104 such cameras has been done, and the system was launched by Tajender Singh Luthra, director general of police, at the headquarters in Sector 9 on Friday.
On the occasion, the cameras were distributed to the challaning officers by the DGP. In January, the police had bought four such devices on trial basis.
The cameras, no bigger than a common mobile phone, will be attached near the chest and shoulders of policemen. They will be able to click high-quality photographs, record sound and capture high-definition video.
The device will help record facts as sometimes people misbehave with the police and sometimes policemen misbehave with people at checkposts, protests, accidents and other spots, said officials.