Body-worn cameras for NSW correctional officers
The cameras gather evidence and also support NSW officers should any incidents take place at correctional centres.
The technology de-escalates critical incidents by responding to situations quickly and resolving investigations.
The devices are placed to the front of an officer’s uniform and operate in stand-by. Once activated, the camera retains the previous 30 seconds of video prior to activation and continues recording.
Several maximum-security centres have rolled out the technology to officers in the last nine months.
Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Peter Severin said the body-worn cameras provide greater protection and assurance to staff.
“Offenders will be on notice. If they try to assault, intimidate or threaten harm to an officer with a body-worn camera, it will be recorded,” Mr Severin said.
Learn more about correctional services in NSW.