Update: It looks like Ghana Police Service has received its first batch of body cameras. The service has received 250 body cameras as it expects 3000 cameras to be delivered by the end of the year.
Police officers will be trained on the use of body cameras in the field. We’ll provide updates on when they start deploying them in the field.
The Ghana Police Service administration has stated as part of its efforts to enhance police transparency, will deploy body cameras to its officers starting in May this year.
Police Body cameras are small devices equipped with a camera and a sound recording device. The cameras are equipped to a police officer’s chest to capture video.
The Director-General in charge of Services, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr. Alex Amponsah-Asiamah, stated in an interview in Accra that the Police Administration would take delivery of the first batch of 300 pieces of the body cameras by the middle of April this year.
He said 3,000 pieces were expected to be delivered by the close of the year.
Mr Amponsah-Asiamah also stated that if police officers had no video recording of an incident while in the field, there would be repurcussions. He stated it would be in the interest of the police officers to make sure their camera is functioning and in operation during field work.