New public housing officers to have body cameras

Katherine’s new team of public housing safety officers will be equipped with body-worn cameras.

The three new officers are expected to be unveiled next week.

The cameras are now standard equipment for the housing officers, as of this week.

The officers will work with public housing tenants, neighbours and visitors to respond to and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Katherine has previously been covered by officers visiting from Darwin.

The town will be welcoming a lot of new police over the next month with the latest batch of NT Police recruits expected to arrive next month.

As well, 22 of the new grog cops are expect to begin their duties at Katherine liquor outlets from early next year.

The establishment of three permanent PHSO’s in Katherine will now support community safety and policing activities on a full-time basis, Katherine MLA Sandra Nelson announced in April.

The camera have been trialed in Alice Springs and Darwin.

Click here to read more.

Source: Katherine Times