NSW Police to wear recording devices on their vests

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THE New South Wales Government is rolling out $4 million worth of mini video cameras which will be worn on police officers' vests whenever they are on the job.

NSW Police Minister Stuart Ayres told ABC Online at the weekend the cameras will provide greater transparency about incidents involving the public.

"The video devices make a significant contribution to fighting crime, it also allows police officers to record actions that they have been involved in," he said.

"We found that video on police makes a big difference to the behaviour of people interacting with police so it's a very positive step forward."

Mr Ayres said video footage of incidents may be used in court.



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