Pingtung County (Taiwan) Police Bureau
Pingtung County Police Bureau has developed a reputation within Taiwan for applying and deploying a variety of advanced technologies to both prevent and solve crimes. In 2007, Pingtung County successfully integrated all the County-owned surveillance cameras via optical-fiber to the Police VPN. Several major crimes were solved using the integrated surveillance camera system. In 2008, Pingtung County Police Bureau began equipping its police cars with a 4-channel VerifEye Mobile Surveillance (VMS) system to collect video images during all routine police patrols.
As with many police forces, the Pingtung County Police Bureau receive many unfounded complaints from citizens with respect to the conduct of police officers when they are engaged in enforcement duties. The vast majority of the complaints are without any merit, but considerable police resources are consumed in answering complaints and also ensuring that investigations and prosecutions are not compromised. In addition, police officers have often been subjected to assaults from individuals resisting arrest. The police needed a cost-effective and flexible solution to the problems that were being encountered during their patrols and enforcement duties.
The Pingtung County Police Bureau were confident the deployment of a mobile surveillance system, that would operate continuously and reliably whenever a police car was on patrol, would enable them to quickly resolve false complaints and also reduce the number of assaults. The VerifEye VMS was selected because of its combination of superior image quality, reliability and large storage capacity. The ability of the system to record G-forces, GPS data and audio, and to support wireless download, in the future, were seen as important features.Download PDF