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Norbert Supports Body Cameras For Saint Lucia Police

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Home Affairs Minister Jeremiah Norbert supports Saint Lucia police wearing body cameras, asserting that the devices would remind officers that they are under constant scrutiny.

He spoke on the margins of a House of Assembly meeting on Tuesday.

Norbert, who is also responsible for crime prevention, noted that in the past bystanders have done their own recordings.

However, the former police officer told reporters that police body cameras are important.

“We are going to look into how we can implement something of that sort,” the Minister said.

He felt the devices would help increase public confidence in the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).

“Because of the way the police are going to carry themselves, naturally we are going to see that translating into the public having more confidence in the police because I think that is an issue,” Norbert stated.

“If you are always being recorded there are no closed doors to worry about,” he asserted.

 

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Yes that is necessary. Tamper proof as well. Will help protect the police from false accusations and the public from police abuse.

  2. it’s way pass time .I support it 1000% .I think if anyone have a problem with that is the police themselves.

  3. Talking about implementing such vital tools as this one in 2024 proves how much we are living in another century and this present one.

  4. I think you need to prioritize your list of things you want to do into Needs and Wants. At this point, Crime Mitigation should be numbers 1, 2 and 3 on your list. You should focus on Crimes and nothing else – please and thank You

  5. More accountability for officers!!! Period………@HN exactly…. it’s nearly 2025 an NO body cameras on any officers in all of St. Lucia…….!!!…………..? SmPH

  6. Laughable. Who is going to monitor the body cameras when there is an incident? Are the videos going to be made public? You think they won’t delete footage that makes them look unsavory? Then they’ll say “the cameras were not working, or they were not on at the time.” They cannot even maintain their own day-to-day equipment, or file reports on time( its body cameras they going to monitor? BAYTIZE.

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