Serbian traffic police to start using body cameras as of September

Serbian Interior Minister Bratislav Gasic and US Ambassador to Serbia Christopher Hill signed Tuesday an Agreement on the donation of 60 body cameras for Serbian traffic police officers, said the Serbian Government in a press release.

The cameras will be in use as of September 1 by police officers patrolling the motorway in Belgrade and by police interceptors throughout Serbia, said the press release.

Gasic thanked the US Embassy in Belgrade, the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program of the US Department of Justice (ICITAP) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the US Department of State (INL) for their contribution to the modernization and strengthening of the Serbian internal Affairs Ministry, it added.

Gasic also said that camera recordings will be acceptable as evidence in courts.

The press release quoted Ambassador Hill as saying that the partnership between the Ministry and the US is decades-long and that the body cameras, well accepted in many European countries and the US, will help increase the citizens’ trust in law enforcement officers because they guarantee transparency and responsibility.

(Voice of America, 16.08.2023)



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