City law enforcement launches dash and body camera technology

Following years of analysis, City of Cape Town law enforcement has simply launched in-vehicle dash and body-worn cameras that can be utilized by officers as a part of its newest technology-driven, evidence-led policing strategy.
‘Today, we launch the largest technology integration resolution Africa has ever seen!’ expressed Mayco member for Safety JP Smith.

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Smith stated law enforcement autos will now be fitted with front- and rear-facing sensible cameras with Automated Number Plate (ANPR) technology that may have the ability to scan any automobile on the street and alert the officer to any flagged autos instantly.
‘From excellent fines, warrants, needed individuals, hijacked or stolen autos, all the things is roofed,’ stated JP Smith.
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‘This rollout is the primary of its form in South Africa and varieties a part of the City’s R860 million security technology funding over the following three years to make Cape Town safer.’
The City will set up 290 in-vehicle dashboard mounted cameras or ‘dashcams’ and equip 800 of its officers with bodycams this yr.
Smith added that the body-worn cameras will guarantee accountability from each criminals and law enforcement officers because the cameras are in a position to mechanically file officers’ exercise, permitting the City’s Law Enforcement management room to listen to and see all the things the officer does in actual time.
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The footage recorded will even have the ability to be used as proof in courtroom.
‘Digital proof is important within the prosecution of offenders, and we predict the body-worn cameras on officers to offer essential footage that can be utilized in courtroom, guaranteeing the next charge of profitable convictions,’ stated Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis.
Smith defined that the usage of the technology is consistent with worldwide finest practices for ‘improved, skilled policing with superior safety of our officers and respected proof.’
‘This additionally will increase belief and accountability within the municipal police and law enforcement, as interactions with the general public will now all the time be recorded. This is necessary to us,’ added Hill-Lewis.
‘We need Cape Town’s security providers to be trusted by the general public, even whereas belief in different law enforcement companies is declining.’

With these additions becoming a member of the City law enforcement GPS-based automobile monitoring dispatch system, CCTV integration, Shotspotter firearm acoustics technology and drone aerial surveillance integration which are already in place, ‘Cape Town now has essentially the most technically superior policing surroundings in the entire of Africa,’ added Smith.
Cape Town’s general tech funding totals R860 million and consists of:

R118.4 million on CCTV
R118 million on dash and bodycams
R109 million for aerial surveillance
R22 million on drones
R10 million on gunshot location technology
R442 million on licence plate recognition EPIC digital coordination, radios, comms techniques, IT and community upgrades

The City’s says the intention is to proceed step by step rolling this superior tools to assist with the apprehension and conviction of offenders and improve general security in Cape Town.
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