Iran Equipping Police Officers with Body Cameras
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Officers in all of Iran’s police stations are being equipped with body cameras, a commander said.
General Mohammad Sharafi, commander of an Iranian Police department tasked with prevention of crimes, told Tasnim that the process of equipping Iranian police officers with body worn videos (BWV) will have been finished by the end of summer.
Forces serving in all Iranian police stations and posts will have body cameras with the current plan, he added.
In October 2017, body cameras became part of the police officer’s uniform in capital Tehran as part of a new scheme to ensure respect for the citizenship rights.
Mounted onto the officers’ uniform, the body cameras record footages during the operations which can be monitored online from a central department.
Police officials say evaluation of footage from the body cameras would help optimize operational tactics in dealing with crimes.