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Body worn camera technology for DPTI

16 April 2018

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) is currently trialling the use of body worn cameras.

The cameras are being trialled by Compliance Officers, Investigators, Driver Standards Officers and Marine Safety Officers in their daily activities while monitoring compliance and standards with legislation administered by the Department.

Traditionally used by SA Police, it is anticipated that the cameras will assist with the administration of justice and provide evidence to aid the complaint resolution process.

There are strict conditions around the use of the cameras including notifying members of the public that their conversation is being recorded when talking to a DPTI Officer and the cameras themselves are clearly visible and labelled.

It is expected that the body worn cameras will contribute to a safer working environment, generate efficiencies in the collection, storage and retention of evidence, and potentially lead to early resolution of complaints.

The trial is set to continue until early May, after which DPTI will complete an assessment on the performance of the cameras.