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Police Officer Safety

Part of Community Pharmacies – in the House of Commons at 6:30 pm on 2nd November 2016.

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Photo of Mike Wood Mike Wood Conservative, Dudley South 6:30 pm, 2nd November 2016

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Late last month, I attended the Dudley council for voluntary service awards, at which Chief Superintendent Richard Fisher of the Dudley local policing unit talked of a future in which new technology could not only allow officers to spend more time on policing rather than filling in their pocket notebooks, but enable body cameras to record automatically if an officer draws out their taser or CS gas. Such technology would improve the safety of both officers and the public.

Our police officers put their safety at risk every time they go out. We owe it to them to do everything we can to keep them safe and to ensure that those who do cause them harm receive the punishment they deserve.