Body cameras to be worn by London Midland rail staff

London Midland’s revenue protection and security team are being equipped with mobile body cameras.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 8th December 2015, 10:34 am
London Midland's Revenue Protection and Security team are being equipped with mobile body cameras to improve customer service, safety and security.
London Midland's Revenue Protection and Security team are being equipped with mobile body cameras to improve customer service, safety and security.

The company, which runs trains through Northampton and Long Buckby have brought in the measure to improve customer service, safety and security.

Darren Hanley, London Midland’s head of revenue protection, prosecutions and security explains, “There are clearly a number of advantages with this initiative. Not only does it act as an enhancement to the safety of our employees and customers, it also plays a pivotal role in the evidence gathering process when taking action against fare evaders and those committing anti-social behaviour, or breaching the byelaws whilst on our network.

“The evidence gathered from the body cameras, which effectively act as mobile CCTV, will really help us to secure prosecutions against persistent and high-level offenders. This initiative is part of London Midland’s commitment to further improve the safety and security of our people and our passengers.”

The body cameras will be worn by all revenue protection and security officers who work from London Midland’s three regional centres in the West Midlands, Crewe and Milton Keynes.