Chichester Harbour Conservancy Officers to trial body-worn cameras

Emsworth harbour. Picture: Malcolm Wells.
Emsworth harbour. Picture: Malcolm Wells.
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HARBOUR officers working in Emsworth will be trialling the use of body-worn cameras.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy Officers will use the equipment on operations in Bosham too.

The use of the body-worn cameras is to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees which the organisations said are occasionally exposed to aggressive and/or abusive behaviour.

Officers will not operate covert cameras and the camera will only be switched on during a specific incident including investigating an offence or during an incident of conflict or aggression.

Individuals will be alerted to the operation of all overt surveillance cameras by the officer.