Have your say on Barnet police wearing cameras on the beat

Have your say on police wearing cameras on the beat

Have your say on police wearing cameras on the beat

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Barnet people have given their responses to new that the borough is one of ten to take part in a pilot of police wearing cameras to their uniforms.

Nadine Blakemore, 38, of Barnet, said: “It does make me feel safer, but it’s a bit over the top. I saw a patrol the other evening and it did feel nice. Maybe in central London in the evening it is more necessary.”

Twenty-one-year-old Elias Ai, a student from Edmonton, said: “I think it will be better for the community. There’s more transparency.”

But Marcus Bagnell, a 32-year-old BT worker from Barnet, said: “It doesn’t make me feel safer. It’s a bit precarious.”

Sharon Boast, a 57-year-old biologist, said: “I think it’s more to protect them than to protect us. In general, I support the police. Barnet is the safest borough.”

And 87-year-old Walter Walters, a retired Barnet resident, said: “More police on the streets is what we want. You are being photographed everywhere you go, so what’s the big deal?”

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9:03am Mon 19 May 14

Adele Winston says...

Apparently where police have worn cameras, there have been fewer complaints about police behaviour, perhaps because police are more aware and perhaps because complainants can't make anything up, but for whatever reason the outlook seems to be favourable.
Apparently where police have worn cameras, there have been fewer complaints about police behaviour, perhaps because police are more aware and perhaps because complainants can't make anything up, but for whatever reason the outlook seems to be favourable. Adele Winston
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11:38am Tue 20 May 14

harvey_uk says...

The police can choose when to turn on or off these camera's so the video can be 'tailored' to suit the police view.
The police can choose when to turn on or off these camera's so the video can be 'tailored' to suit the police view. harvey_uk
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