Wagga police have deployed body-worn cameras as part of the roll-out of the new technology across the Riverina.
The devices, about half the size of a smartphone, are designed to record video and audio of what happens in front of an officer when they choose to activate the camera.
The footage will be available for use as evidence in criminal cases or for investigations into complaints about police conduct.
Wagga police Chief Inspector Andrew Spliet said uniformed officers had started wearing the cameras on Wednesday.
“(The cameras) will be worn by all our front-line officers. The benefits are that studies have show that people’s attitudes and the way that they behave is often lessened when they know they are being recorded,” he said.
“It’s an invaluable tool for us when dealing with matters in the courts and also when people make complaints about police it will be quite easy to review the footage and conduct of officers.”