December 11, 2017 11:53 am

Fredericton police say body camera test program successful

Fredericton police officers will be equipped with Axon body-worn cameras.

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Fredericton police say a three-month pilot project to test body cameras on officers was a success — and the next step is to test the technology for a full year.

Deputy police Chief Martin Gaudet says the cameras are another tool to help the force in its investigations and in increasing public trust.

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He says the six officers who took part in the initial pilot gave the cameras a satisfaction rating of over 80 per cent and the next test will be aimed at getting a better sense of the cost for video storage.

Gaudet says the force has earmarked $7,000 in its 2018 budget for six body-mounted cameras and storage.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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