Amazing thought I, this new line of kit called ‘headcams’ apparently, are going to be “
The problem here that repeats itself far too often is; proper funding of the police service and the provision of the latest tools is actually an ongoing and necessary expense. It is not sufficient that government and ‘partner agencies’ carry on with their mistaken belief that, things will get better if we drop the cops a ‘donation’ now and then, just to suit current public opinion or political direction.
Continuing with my amazement I decided to Google the subject and, as suspected, I found this ‘latest police innovation’ is hardly ‘new’ at all. Apart from the Devon & Cornwall Home Office trial in 2006 several other forces had already used the gizmo?
- Police to get 'RoboCop' cameras - police in
are to be equipped with head-mounted cameras (CnetUK 201106). London
- And three years earlier; Helmets housing concealed cameras are to be worn by police in
(BBC 051203). Sussex
- And still earlier; Police on patrol in the
West Midlandsare road testing cameras in their cycle helmets to capture crimes on film (BBC 110902).
And there was a load more…
Shouldn’t complain I suppose, at least the roll out is gathering at a pace quicker than Airwave Radio did. Airwave or TETRA, was a technology that although reported as flawed in some respects, was actually developed back in the early to mid eighties announced in the mid nineties and is only now available to all
Right, where’s my hard boiled egg gone???