The Northants police helmet camera
Police, Camera, Action!
Find out how police in Northampton are introducing helmet cameras to tackle anti-social behaviour.
They're small and lightweight, but the new helmet cameras are being touted by police officers as a novel way to fight crime.
The new helmet cameras in action
Already a feature on some PCs in Brackley and Corby, the video cameras fit neatly onto the helmets of officers who use off-road motorbikes and bicycles in the Delapre and Briar Hill areas of the town.
They have been designed to record any anti-social behaviour, particularly the use of mini mopeds in public places that pose a risk to members of the local community.
The cameras will allow the police to build up a library of pictures, which can then be used to prosecute offenders.
BBC Radio Northampton's Stef Notarangelo reports on the new helmet cameras in Northampton:
last updated: 26/09/07
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