Police are testing six wearable cameras

POLICE officers are testing six types of wearable camera to ascertain the parameters they might commonly use in the future.

Police President Tibor Gašpar Police President Tibor Gašpar (Source: SME)

The six  cameras are being tested by officers in Banská Bystrica, Košice and Prešov regions during police operations as well as during routine roadside checks, Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar said on July 22. Citizens are notified that the actions of the police corps are being monitored.

In the trial stage, information such as the best way of fitting the devices on to uniforms, the size of the collected data, the battery life and sensitivity to external lighting are being tested.

“It's not easy to introduce this technical device into police duty, and it can't be done from one day to the next,” said Gaspar, as quoted by the TASR newsire. The testing period is to run for around a year, whereupon documentation for a potential tender to purchase such cameras will be drawn up. According to Gaspar, police officers could routinely be wearing such cameras in around two years from now.

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