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South Yorkshire Police Roll Out 1250 Reveal Cameras To Help Protect Officers From Rising Assaults


The South Yorkshire force has invested £1.2million on the new scheme which will see more than 1000 officers and frontline staff fitted with the equipment.

It is hoped the cameras will not only protect officers from being victims of assault, but also help in supporting prosecutions and bringing criminals to justice.

Firearms officers, roads policing staff, dog handlers, response officers and neighbourhood police officers will now wear the award-winning D-Series cameras when on patrol following a successful pilot earlier this year.

It is really important to equip our officers with the latest technology to support them and to support victims of crime.Rob Odell, Chief Superintendent

Latest figures show 477 police officers were assaulted in the 12 months leading up to March 2018. Of those, 241 caused injury.

The D-Series features an articulating camera head, allowing officers to get different angles without having to unclip the camera, and robust encryption means footage is safe and secure from the moment it is recorded.

The cameras have also been introduced to support and protect victims of domestic abuse. The force say they will help in domestic abuse cases where victims may not want to press charges because the footage can be used as evidence.