Mark Shelton,Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
A total of 751 body worn cameras have now been deployed to frontline police officers in Tasmania, providing an important boost to the safety of police officers, the community and victims of crime.
The completion of the roll out delivers on the Government’s 2018 $3.4 million election commitment, and comes as part of our plan to keep Tasmanians safe.
Body worn cameras provide significant operational benefits, including positively influencing the behaviours of people interacting with police and reducing the number of assaults against police.
Importantly, the body worn cameras further enhance the ability for officers to gather evidence at incident scenes, support successful prosecutions, reinforce positive police conduct and reduce some of the administrative burdens for frontline police officers.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to providing Tasmania Police with contemporary equipment and technology they need to protect themselves, the Tasmanian community and victims of crime.