In many places, public order offices and municipal public order services (KOD) support the police enforcement service in city centers and make an important contribution to ensuring that people can feel comfortable and safe in public.
But especially in the Corona crisis, municipal law enforcement officers are increasingly exposed to hostility and violence. The increasingly dramatic attacks have prompted the state parliament in NRW to take a fundamental decision on the direction to be taken.
Amendment Of The Law On Regulatory Authorities
Back in June, the state parliament passed an amendment to the North Rhine-Westphalia Regulatory Authorities Act (printed matter number 17/11622). With this draft, the state government is implementing a central demand of the NRW coalition: The cities and municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia now have a legal basis for using body cams for their municipal law enforcement forces and cameras in patrol cars of the law enforcement agencies. The cameras serve to preserve evidence and also have a deterrent and de-escalating effect.
Our domestic policy spokesman Christos Katzidis explains:
“This is a milestone for strengthening municipal security responsibilities and, above all, for the security of our municipal law enforcement forces. It is our duty to protect those who protect us — and that is what our law enforcement agencies do, in addition to the police, who already have body cams. Alongside the police, the municipalities are an indispensable pillar of order and security policy in North Rhine-Westphalia, as they are primarily responsible and accountable for averting danger.”
The Body Cam For Community Safety
NetCo has developed a body cam that optimally supports and protects employees of law enforcement agencies in their daily operations. The body cam takes over the documentation and preservation of evidence of conflict and dangerous situations. The eye-catching front display has been proven to contribute to calming and de-escalation, thus increasing safety in public spaces. With us, law enforcement agencies not only get the body cam service from a single source, but also receive first-class support: We are always available to answer organizational, technical and legal questions.