Nigerian Police Officers To Start Wearing Body Cameras

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday unveiled body-worn cameras for security agencies in the effort to enhance security and safety in the state.

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In a report filed by Instablog9ja, the use of the cameras would improve transparency and accountability in the activities of law enforcement agencies. He said the devices would help to put the state government in a better position to respond to security challenges in real-time.

The governor also approved mass training for the state’s law enforcement personnel on the use of body-worn cameras, ahead of the deployment of the digital tools for security operations across the state.

After the training, all state-funded law enforcement officers would be mandated to wear body cameras for their operations. According to Mr. Sanwo-Olu, the provision of adequate security is a key pillar of the administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda, and the initiative reflects the government’s resolution to ensure Lagos remains secure for residents and investors.

”I am pleased to inaugurate the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement officers in Lagos and this is a groundbreaking move to enhance safety in the state, as well as increase transparency and accountability in the activities of our law enforcement agencies,” he said.

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