At current, 180 of the newly-introduced cameras are in operation across the Island with both officers and PSCOs wearing them for the purpose of collecting evidence.
Hampshire Constabulary Chief Constable Andy Marsh said:
“This funding keeps Hampshire and the Isle of Wight at the cutting edge of body-worn video technology – not just in Britain – but anywhere in the world.
“As well as being very welcome news – this commitment by Government is recognition of the massive benefit body-worn video offers in terms of building trust with the public – and having an accurate and verifiable digital record of the evidence.
“It is my intention – both as Chief Constable for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – and in my new national role – to work with those other forces who are leading the way to make body-worn video something that the public continues to support – and is available to every uniformed police officer.”