Video Recording Introduced At St Mary’s Police Station

police station 3St Mary’s police station had been upgraded in order to meet mainland standards when dealing with prisoners.

Sergeant Colin Taylor says the cells have been remodelled and an intercom added, to allow people in custody to attraction attention.

Smoke detectors, cameras and microphones have also been fitted.

Colin says with limited numbers of staff, especially during a long shift, the station can get busy. That means managing a person in custody can be complex.

The new technology will allow officers to monitor what happens in the cells, such as a prisoner smuggling in a lighter.

There are now microphones and video cameras throughout the police station so anyone who calls in with a query or who is taken into custody will be filmed and have their voice recorded as a security measure.

Colin says that’s now standard practice at any custody centre on the mainland and is designed to protect prisoners, visitors to the station and police officers.

But Colin says the footage is all on an internal system and he’s been assured it won’t be used externally.

The cells have also been painted in a calming colour – ‘Jungle Green.’



4 Responses to Video Recording Introduced At St Mary’s Police Station

  1. Nobby Nobbs December 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Personally I think this is good news as the videos could be used in court as evidence of police brutality while working in the interests of the corporate state by suppressing the working classes as they rise up against their capitalist oppressors.
    Plus we might have found out who abandoned the Goldfish.

    • Ewart Less December 22, 2015 at 11:30 pm

      But Nobby you would have to put on a mask, cloak and wig and put on a radically raised pair of platform shoes to protect your secret identity when you were in the vicinity! Moreover a white van doesn’t offer the anonymity here that it affords in the Truro area you know!

    • Lady Penelope Bismarck December 23, 2015 at 7:16 am

      Nobby, you ought to be arrested for your appalling grammar!

  2. Ewart December 17, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Will this prevent someone passing information to the Police in confidence