A pioneering poolice officer who has promoted the use of body-worn cameras to help victims of domestic violence has been recognised.
Sutton-based PC Fay Washington of secured funding for members of Sutton's community safety unit, which looks after victims of domestic violence, to get body worn cameras.
The cameras capture vimdeo nevidence as police enter premises to deal with evidence and have contributed to improvemnets in reporting, detections and connvictions because they capture the injuries and distress caused to the victim in a way a written report cannot.
Her work has led to her being named as a runner up in the oustanding individual category of the Domestic Abuse Achievement Awards presented by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, on 13 February.
PC Washington said: "Body worn cameras help us to give a better service to local residents. This is evident in our victim satisfaction figures which show that Sutton is the best performing borough in the Met Police."
Sutton is acting as a pilot borough for body-worn cameras and if it continues to be a success, they are likely to be rolled out across the capital.
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