Body camera PC recognised for outstanding work

PC Washington tells London Mayor Boris Johnson about the body cameras during a visit last year

PC Washington tells London Mayor Boris Johnson about the body cameras during a visit last year

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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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11:58am Fri 28 Feb 14

daveyyboyyy says...

Blimey there a LOT of typos in this article
Blimey there a LOT of typos in this article daveyyboyyy
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11:59am Fri 28 Feb 14

daveyyboyyy says...

Blimey there are a lot of typos in this article
Blimey there are a lot of typos in this article daveyyboyyy
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4:27pm Fri 28 Feb 14

andrewss says...

Well done PC Washington. Yes numerous typing errors. Spell check?
Well done PC Washington. Yes numerous typing errors. Spell check? andrewss
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