body cameras for door staff to help police in Nantwich

All door staff at Nantwich pubs and clubs could soon wear body cameras to boost security and safety, it has emerged.

The plans were unveiled by police at a Nantwich Town Council meeting tonight (January 11).

The bodycams would boost security and capture revellers engaging in anti-social behaviour in the town.

PC Matt Stonier told the meeting: “Door staff wearing body cameras looks like will get off the ground.

“We are looking to bring that in this year.

“The idea is that it will protect them and make them more professional.

“And it will also improve the behaviour of people around them if they know they are being filmed.

“We would like this to be trialled quite soon, and if it’s successful we will look to introduce this to security companies who provide all door staff in Nantwich.”

The measure is one of a number police and licensees are keen to bring in to clamp down on crime during the busy nights on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Another scheme could be the introduction of a Taxi Marshal to help patrol the taxi rank on Swine Market after hours.

PC Stonier added: “We’d like to get this going if we can tap into some funding.

“We would aim to run a trial period of three or four weeks to see if there is any evidence that it is worthwhile in the long run.”

Councillors were also told that retail crime in the town in November and December was down by 60% on the previous year.

(pic under creative commons courtesy of West Mids Police)

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