LONDON, Sept. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Axon (Nasdaq: AAXN), the global leader in connected law enforcement technologies, and its United Kingdom subsidiary, Axon Public Safety UK, today announced that British Transport Police (BTP) will deploy 2,840 Axon body cameras with Evidence.com following a country-wide trial period. The order was received in Q2 2017 and shipped August 3rd, 2017.
The force-wide deployment for BTP, the national police force for railways, includes Axon Body 2 cameras and a five-year license on Evidence.com, the digital evidence management system. By utilising Evidence.com and the cloud, BTP is able to deploy cameras nationwide while managing the data from one central location. With a number of large forces working in key areas alongside BTP, Evidence.com enables them to share footage directly with each other when crossing into another force's region. In addition to sharing with other police forces, BTP will soon be able to digitally share with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), avoiding the manual and costly use of DVDs. This capability is already live with the Metropolitan Police who are sharing approximately 3,000 pieces of body-worn video evidence with the CPS every month.
"A trial of body-worn videos over the last year has proven to help bring about speedier justice for victims," says BTP Assistant Chief Constable Paul Brogden. "Not only do the cameras provide vital evidence in cases, but they also protect officers against malicious complaints and reassure the public as they travel through stations and on trains."
"We're honoured to be working with British Transport Police on their rollout of body cameras and digital evidence management," says Axon UK's Country Manager, Jeremy Habberley. "We believe that body cameras are an intelligent option for bolstering railway safety and increasing conviction rates for transit offenders."
The Axon network is a network of devices, apps, and people that helps law enforcement become smarter and safer. Our mission is to protect life. Our technologies give law enforcement the confidence, focus, and time they need to keep their communities safe. Our products impact every aspect of an officer's day-to-day experience:
In the field - Our Conducted Electrical Devices offer a less-lethal intermediate use of force response and our body-worn and in-car cameras collect video evidence to capture the truth of an incident; and our mobile applications enable simple evidence collection.
At the station - Our secure, cloud-based digital evidence management solution allows officers and command staff to manage, review, share and process digital evidence using forensic, redaction, transcription, and other tools.
In the courtroom - Our solutions for prosecutors make collaborating across jurisdictions and agencies easy so that cases can be resolved quickly.
We work hard for those who put themselves in harm's way for all of us. To date, there are more than 169,000 licensed users from around the world and more than 188,000 lives and countless dollars have been saved with the Axon network of devices, apps and people. Learn more at https://uk.axon.com or by calling (800) 978-2737.
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