Community wardens get body video cameras

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Crawley Borough Council’s community wardens are now equipped with body worn video cameras when on patrol.

The cameras are being implemented with immediate effect after a trial during December 2016.

A police spokesman said: “The cameras will enable the Wardens to gather video and audio evidence of incidents as part of efforts to help combat anti-social behaviour around the town.”

Under the Sussex Police Community Accreditation Scheme, the community wardens have the power to enforce certain regulations, of which include:

- Require the name and address of a person whom an accredited person has reason to believe has committed a ‘relevant offence’ (such as causing injury, alarm or distress to any other person or the loss or damage to any person’s property, or the relevant Fixed Penalty Offence)

- Require the name and address of a person acting in an anti-social manner

For more information about the community wardens, visit www.crawley.gov.uk/communitywardens.

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