Civil Enforcement Officers in Southport now wearing ‘Body Cameras’ September 3rd, 2012 admin Latest News Shares Comments Civil enforcement officers in Southport are now wearing ‘Body Cameras’ to help catch anti-social motorists who abuse them. Civil enforcement officers (CEOs) – also known as traffic wardens – now wear video cameras that can record footage for up to eight hours at the flick of a switch. The cameras, which sit in a harness attached to the traffic warden’s high-vis jacket, will not only act as a deterrent to would-be attackers, but also will give police vital video evidence to help convict criminals who threaten or assault officers. The lightweight body camera is weather resistant and water-proof, records in high definition and has an automatic microphone that captures clear audio. It is expected that four to five hours of footage will be taped every week – but officers will only press the record button if they feel threatened or are in situations where they could be harmed. The decision to introduce the cameras comes after a sharp rise in the number of assaults on traffic wardens in recent years. The number of verbal and physical attacks on parking wardens has more than doubled since 2008. Onthespot – your online reporter Do you have a story to tell? Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!