DVSA staff to get bodycams to protect them from assault

THe DVSA has announced that officers performing roadside checks and site visits are to wear body-worn cameras.

Slightly larger than a credit card and usually worn on the chest, the devices record video and audio in the same way as a personal CCTV unit.

“We are investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults,” a DVSA spokesman confirmed.

“The move brings us in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who have been using ‘bodycams’ for a number of years in their frontline work.

“Whilst the majority of the people we come into contact with are courteous, we need to be able to protect the public without fear of violence or abuse.

“We take a zero-tolerance approach to physical and verbal assaults and the bodycams will act as a deterrent. They will also enable us to manage, support and respond to any assaults that take place.”

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THe DVSA has announced that officers performing roadside checks and site visits are to wear body-worn cameras. Slightly larger than a credit card and usually worn on the chest, the devices record video and audio in the same way as a personal CCTV unit. “We are investing in ‘bodycams’ for all frontline enforcement staff to reduce physical and verbal assaults,” a DVSA spokesman confirmed. “The move brings us in line with many other enforcement bodies such as the police who […]
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