Body-worn cameras for council enforcement staff

Wiltshire Council traffic officers are now patrolling the streets wearing body-worn cameras in a drive to protect their safety.

The cameras are to deter aggressive behaviour and verbal and physical abuse toward civil enforcement officers.

Footage can be used to support police investigations.

Cabinet member for highways, Bridget Wayman, said: “The benefits of body-worn video cameras are huge.

“We will do everything we can to prosecute anyone who feels it is acceptable to behave aggressively or abusively towards our officers.

“Our civil enforcement officers play a vital role in keeping traffic flowing, being a visible presence, and encouraging people to park appropriately. They should not have to tolerate such behaviour while carrying out their duties.”

The cameras form part of a civil enforcement officer’s personal protective equipment. They will be clearly identified as CCTV devices.