Police uniforms can be equipped with a hidden camera by using a wearable spy camera system. Button cameras are powered by it’s own internal battery power source. These devices usually last from 40 minutes to 3 hours.
The battery life of wearable cameras can be extended with use of a external power pack.
Police Officers Find Tiny Pocket Cams Are ‘Silent Partners’
One Mississippi police department has only five officers on its force, but nothing gets by them thanks to a small piece of technology recording every traffic stop and legal encounter.
The Walls, Miss., police department is one of a few in the country equipping officers with tiny clip-on video cameras that attach to the front pocket of an officer’s uniform. The cameras are no bigger than a pack of gum and they hold a small memory card, capable of recording hours of evidence.
“I call it my silent partner,” said Walls Police Chief Gary Boisseau. “We’re a small department, there’s usually one maybe two of us on at a time and it’s good to have that extra set of ears — that extra set of eyes out there.”
Walls Police Chief Gary Boisseau displays the department’s latest aid in law enforcement, a wearable video camera. The unit captures audio and video while clipped to a uniform or can be set up as a surveillance camera.
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