Guernsey police receive cameras to record incidents

Credit Card sized camera
Image caption Cameras will only be switched on to record incidents

Guernsey police have been equipped with cameras to record any incidents while officers are on patrol.

Following a successful trial period in 2013, 14 video cameras have been purchased.

The video equipment is the size of a credit card and is attached to an officer's stab vest.

PC Mark Shields said: "The cameras are only used for evidence gathering purposes and we always make people aware we are filming them."

UK forces are already using the Edesix camera and its evidence has been used in court cases.

PC Shields said: "Data protection laws entitle anyone to record in a public place - we will only record when dealing with an incident.

"The cameras can even calm a situation down."

The force would not disclose the price of the cameras.