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Cameras to be added to Saskatoon Police vehicles
Published Friday, December 28, 2012 5:49PM CST
The Saskatoon Police Service expects to have cameras installed in virtually all of its patrol vehicles in 2013.
The cameras will record both video and sound, both in front of the car, and in the rear seat area where suspects are held. The cameras will be automatically activated when the car’s lights begin flashing.
“In court there is nothing better than audio or video evidence,” said Kelsie Fraser, spokesperson for the Saskatoon Police Service.
“All of our cars also have the GPS capabilities as well to show when someone has been picked up,” said Fraser, “or where a car travels on a routine patrol shift and things like that.”
The cameras are expected to help sort out the facts in cases where there is a dispute between the testimony of police, and people they are dealing with.