Government Minister for Policing Damian Green was in Bury St Edmunds today as part of a day in Suffolk looking at the use of digital technology by the county’s police force.
Mr Green, who held a meeting with Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner Tim Passmore at The Angel Hotel, was shown the body worn cameras used by Suffolk Police, which is one of nine forces in the country piloting the technology.
The equipment allows the police to take evidence digitally and is being trialled in Ipswich for three months.
If successful, Mr Passmore said the cameras could be rolled out across the county.
Mr Green said: “I see this very much as the future of policing. It’s how we make the police more efficient in Suffolk.
“The officers have said already they can see the advantage because if you confront someone with filmed evidence of what they’ve done, they’re more likely to plead guilty.”
The pair also discussed the policing of the A14.