Body cams deployed to LTO-Central Visayas law enforcement officers

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THE Land Transportation Office (LTO)-Central Visayas has deployed 46 body IP cameras to its law enforcement officers.

In a press conference on Thursday, September 2, 2021, LTO-Central Visayas Director Emmanuel Victor Caindec said these body cameras will be used during legitimate operations.

LTO-Central Visayas deputized enforcers, such as the Highway Patrol Group unit of the Philippine National Police, are not included in this.

Caindec said these cameras are procured by the National Government and they are just waiting for the official guidelines for its implementation.

The move is also seen to streamline the adjudication process in cases there are dispute on the apprehensions made by law enforcers.

Caindec said the body cameras are waterproof, with SIM card, a battery that can last up to eight hours, and an extra battery. It also has GPS that is connected to their central operations systems.

Once turned on, the transmission of data or video through the camera will be continuous and the footage taken by these cameras are not susceptible to editing.

But Caindec said the units are not "enforcer diary cameras" and will only be used during legitimate operations and scenarios wherein the enforcer's safety is also a concern. (WBS)

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