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More 'eyes' on the ground for police

Cameras in patrol cars among new surveillance initiatives unveiled

Published on May 3, 2014 6:56 AM

Starting next month, police patrol cars will be equipped with special cameras that will record their patrols, as well as what happens when police officers attend to cases.

These new "eyes" on the ground will supplement recently announced plans to equip ground officers with body-worn cameras and install street cameras that can be quickly deployed in crime-prone areas.

Areas such as Little India, Geylang and Marina Bay, which are already "public camera zones", will also see more cameras deployed, and a new zone will be introduced along Orchard Road.

These new surveillance initiatives were announced at the Police Workplan Seminar yesterday, as part of an overall push by the force to leverage more on the use of cameras in policing.

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