Axon Public Safety Australia, a subsidiary of Axon Enterprise, has received an order for 11,000 Axon Body 2 cameras by Victoria Police in Australia.
Victoria Police secured a five-year subscription to the Axon cloud solution, Evidence.com, to help store, manage and share data from the body cameras and other digital evidence sources.
The order was received in the first quarter of 2018 and will begin shipping in the second quarter of 2018.
(Marcus Womack, General Manager of Axon discusses how TASER Protects Life & Axon Body Worn Cameras Protect Truth. Axon’s digital evidence management is crucial to this success. Learn how cloud based Evidence.com manages manages the data tsunami using Microsoft Azure. Courtesy of Axon and YouTube)
Victoria Police will begin a staggered roll-out of the body cameras in April 2018 with the goal of outfitting all front-line police officers with cameras by 2020.
The roll-out will commence with an initial pilot at two police stations as part of Victoria Police’s response to the Family Violence Royal Commission.
The goal is to capture victim and perpetrator statements of family violence-related crimes more immediately by the first officers responding to the scene.
The immediacy of these testimonies could help improve the overall judicial process by reducing the time victims need to spend in court.
“We are thrilled to see Victoria Police transform their agency with the adoption of body-worn camera technology,” says Axon CEO and founder Rick Smith.
“We are proud that our investments in our rich hardware and software ecosystem allow us to be able to fulfill large-scale deployments such as this.”
Victoria Police is the latest police force in Australia to join the Axon network, following Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Northern Territory Police.
QPS recently conducted a case study on the effects of body-worn cameras on domestic and family violence (DFV) cases.
Results showed a 22% projected increase in DFV reporting when first officers responding to the scene were wearing body cameras.
(See how Axon is helping to fight domestic violence in Australia. Courtesy of Axon and Vimeo)
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