June 28, 2016

NZ Traffic Wardens Trial Cameras to Reduce Threats and Assaults

Minature body cameras are at the front line of Tauranga traffic wardens defence against threats of violence and physical assault.

The jacket mounted cameras have already had a dramatic effect in calming people down since the trial began. They are activated as soon as a situation begins to escalate.

Experience elsewhere with cameras shows that people tend to backdown once they realise they are being recorded.

One of the two cameras being trialled for six weeks incorporates a small screen so that the agitated people can see they aree being filmed. 

Maybo de-escalation skills training