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Bromley police to wear head cams over Halloween and Bonfire Night

PUBLISHED: 16:38 30 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:38 30 October 2013

Bromley Police are issuing officers with head cameras over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period

Bromley Police are issuing officers with head cameras over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period

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Head cameras will be used by Bromley police during Halloween and Bonfire Night to record any anti-social behaviour.

The special equipment, funded by the Safer Bromley Partnership, will be attached to the helmets of police officers tasked with patrolling the streets of the borough across the festive period.

Police have previously used body worn cameras on the borough for a period in 2008 and 2009 as part of a Home Office funded trial.

All of the borough’s safer neighbourhoods teams will on duty and patrolling at key times in town centres and other main locations.

Ch Insp Carron Schusler from Bromley Police said: “With both these events approaching, the focus will be on ensuring the safety of our communities throughout this period. We are here to help make sure that everyone can enjoy the festivities and stay safe across Bromley.

“We have a local plan in place, drawing together experience and successful tactics from previous years - those intent on committing crime and anti-social behaviour will face the consequences.”

Police have urged people to think carefully about which doors to knock on this Halloween and to respect the wishes of any household displaying a ‘no trick or treat’ poster.

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