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Dubai Police to be equipped with wearable cameras

Cameras will improve transparency says police chief

Dubai Police to be equipped with wearable cameras

Dubai Police have announced plans to equip its officers with wearable cameras, similar to policing authorities in the UK and US.

The cameras will record conversations between officers and members of the public and could be used should there be a complaint made against a police officer or if there is a dispute about a fine.

The lightweight cameras, which can record up to eight hours, will also transmit data to an independent mobile server, and then back to police HQ. The data cannot be manipulated or tampered with, according to Major Gen Khamis Matar Al Muzaina, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police.

Al Muzaina explained that the purpose of the cameras is to gauge the service of Dubai Police in dealing with the public and improve transparency.

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