Officers set for cameras

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AN EXTRA set of body cameras have been purchased to be used by officers in Daventry.

The body cameras are worn while the police are out in patrol and £400,000 has been spent ensuring that every officer in the town can have one while they are out on the beat.

They record conversations between officers and members of the public and have proved to be useful.

Temporary inspector for the Daventry Safer Communtity Team, Paul Valentine, said: “These cameras are worth their weight in gold to us.

“We did have a few of them knocking around the office but now everyone can have one.

“If we get complaints, we can look at the footage and find out what happened. If people know they are being filmed, they will also be a lot calmer.

“These cameras help us to save a lot of time.”