Pasig City cops start using body cameras

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  • The Pasig City policemen start using body cameras in police operations
  • The office of the Pasig City mayor procured 48 body cameras to be distributed to Police Community Precincts and Special Reaction Unit
  • The use of body cameras is in compliance with the directive of PNP Chief De la Rosa

In compliance with the directive of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald De la Rosa, the Pasig City police will start using body cameras during police operations.

As per the GMA News, Eastern Police District Director Chief Superintendent Romulo Sapitula on Wednesday, November 29, said that the use of body cameras will protect policemen from accusations of misdemeanor during the performance of their duties.

“This is in compliance to the directive of CPNP (PNP chief Dela Rosa) to utilize the use of body cam in police operations to document all what’s happening in the ground such as checkpoint operations, raid, surveillance operations, Oplan Sita, Galugad,” Sapitula said.

“It will also serve as a tool to protect ourselves whenever someone will accuse us of misdemeanor as we perform our duties and responsibilities. Our operations are now transparent to the public,” he added.

According to Sapitula, the office of the Pasig City mayor procured 48 units of body cameras. Three units will be given to each of the 10 Police Community Precincts, while the rest would be given to the operatives of the Special Reaction Unit.