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Wiltshire Police Federation

Camera controversy

19 October 2017

Salisbury Journal (Main), 19/10/2017, Rebecca Hudson

Wiltshire Police’s £370,000 spend on body-worn cameras, 100 of which are “brand new” and will be used again is “quite normal”, the Federation Cairman has said. Since 2014, the force has purchased nearly 1000 cameras to be worn as part of police uniforms providing protection for officers and making them more accountable.

Chairman of the Wiltshire Police Federation, Inspector David Ibbott, said the £50,000 spend for a trial was "quite normal", adding the "pace of technology as it is" meant "those cameras would not have been fit for purpose. It is only right that Wiltshire Police gives its officers the most up to date equipment to do the job of keeping Wiltshire safe”