Merseyside Police use 500 Reveal RS3-SX body cameras over festive period
Reveal RS3-SX body cameras were worn by Merseyside Police officers to give them "an extra pair of eyes and ears" while tackling crime over the festive period.
All 500 RS3-SX body worn cameras record in High Definition and were "clearly visible" when they were used by officers patrolling town centres. The front facing screen on the RS3-SX displays footage in real time as it is being recorded.
Merseyside Police used the body cameras to record incidents such as alcohol-fuelled disorder and fights.
The police said that Reveal cameras can "diffuse potentially violent situations" and footage can be used to gather evidence.
Supt Mark Wiggins said: "Inevitably a minority of people will let themselves down by drinking too much and getting involved in an anti-social or violent incident.
"Our increased use of body-cams will help us tackle these problems.
"We make it clear to people when officers are filming them and we have found already that some people start to behave themselves when we point this out to them."
Merseyside's Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy said: "Using these cameras speeds up justice, puts offenders behind bars more quickly and protects potential victims."