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FRSC Launches Body Cameras For Patrol Operations

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The operations of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) across the country will now be monitored with the help of body cameras.

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known on Thursday during the launch of the body cameras at an event in Abuja.

Oyeyemi, who also unveiled the operation monitoring and control platform alongside the cameras, stated that the new move will reduce the inducement of officials and the likelihood of escaping arrest.

He added that the body cameras will also help to eliminate misconduct both on the part of the operatives and motorists.

Oyeyemi said: “This platform will embrace the ethical imperatives of eliminating misconducts both on the part of the operatives and motorists.

“It will considerably reduce the incentive to infringe on traffic laws and regulations due to perceived weak enforcement and the likelihood of escaping arrest.

“It will assist to improve on road safety management generally with better personnel disposition, among others.”

Oyeyemi stated that the agency recorded the highest cases of assaults on its personnel in 2019, but has not recorded such since the test-running of the platform began in parts of the country.

He added that the implementation of the platform would be in phases, adding that the agency has a target of three years for all its patrol teams nationwide to start using body cameras.

This is phase one which is in FCT, Abuja. Cameras will be deployed to Lagos and Asaba for end-of-the-year patrol operations as well. This will also help to control the behaviour of officers and conduct of the public, ” he added.

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