[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Thursday, 9 August 2007, 11:38 GMT 12:38 UK
Police use cameras to cut crime
A police car
Officers in Hamilton, Rutherglen and Cambuslang will take part
Digital video cameras are to be issued to police during their latest project to cut anti-social behaviour.

Officers in Lanarkshire will carry a digital camcorder on mobile patrol to record cases of street disorder.

Hamilton, Rutherglen and Cambuslang will be the focus of the six month trial project.

Camcorders are already used by Strathclyde Police for pre-planned operations and large scale events such as football matches.

Violent crime, vandalism and public disorder will be targeted by the scheme with one officer filming as their colleagues deal with the incident.

Superintendent Ian Callander, of Hamilton police office, said: "By using this project to target areas which we believe to be problematic, we hope to bring down the instances of anti-social behaviour and disorder that are occurring within them.

"Many people in communities that suffer from these incidents have a fear of crime and part of our aim over the next six months is to impact on this perception and reassure residents.

"Along with this, the scheme will enable officers to gather intelligence directly and provide evidence where needed."




SEE ALSO
Police launch head-camera scheme
11 Jun 07 |  Glasgow and West

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific