DAGUPAN CITY – Mayor Belen T. Fernandez turned over some 50 pieces of Transcend body cameras purchased by the city government to offices serving as front liners in the city in a ceremony at the City Museum on October 2.
The recipients of the body cams include PNP Dagupan, Public Order and Safety Office (POSO), the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), Anti-Littering Task Force and Market Division.
Designed for public safety professionals, the body cameras have eight hours of continuous recording time and are water and shock resistant.
It also features a 160-degree angle lens, infrared LED for night vision and a 360-degree rotatable clip.
The usage of body cameras by front line personnel in their daily operations is one way of increasing transparency as the devices can act as accountability and evidence collection tool.
POSO head SPO4 Carlito Ocampo said that the cameras will aid in monitoring both traffic violators and enforcers alike, and could help a lot in keeping the safety of motorists in the city.
Meanwhile, P/Supt. Jandale Sulit of PNP Dagupan said that the cameras will be used by the city’s Police Community Precincts, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and Speed cops to aid them in their day-to-day operations.
P/Supt. Sulit also disclosed that the PNP will be conducting a seminar for those who will be using the body cams for them to understand the protocols to be observed while wearing the device. (Verdelle De Vera/CIO)