Grenada Police to Start Wearing Body Cameras

In a bid to hold both officers of the Royal Grenada Police Force accountable and the public, body worn cameras will be implemented.

This will start at the end of September 2020, LoopNewsCaribbean reports.

The initial roll out will involve the Rapid Response Unit, the Drug Squad and Traffic Department.

At a media conference on Wednesday (Aug. 26), Acting Commissioner of Police Edwin Martin said it will enhance the work of the police force.

“We hope it will contribute to mitigating adversarial interactions between police officers and members of the public. 

It will significantly enhance our capacity to gather and capture evidence at the scene of a crime.  

It will also provide a platform for investigative review if this becomes necessary,” said the Police Commissioner.

Martin noted the effectiveness of the initiative will be monitored on an ongoing basis and a review will take place after six months of implementation.

Following this a determination will be made on implementing this initiative across all departments of the police force.

He added that body worn cameras have been helpful around the world in holding police officers accountable as well as controlling interactions between police and members of the public.