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PDRM To Start Using Body Cams To Deter Abuse From Bad Cops

today1 February 2024

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(source: Harian Metro & Cutz)

Malaysian police will start using Body Worn Camera (BWC) units this year.

7,648 BWC are expected to be supplied to police, starting in stages from September 2024 until February 2025. But the police will only start using them (again, in stages) in October this year.

The BWC will initially be used by the Mobile Patrol Vehicle (MPV) and Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB), before being expanded to Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT).

To be used in 157 district police headquarters and 640 police stations nationwide

(source: Berita Harian)

This comes amid a push to modernise policing in Malaysia, while also ensuring that police officers uphold their duties properly.

β€œIn line with the development of technology and increasingly challenging policing assignments, it is our hope that the use of BWC will be able to improve good governance in the assignment of crime prevention patrols among MPV…

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Written by: Danial Martinus


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