Facial recognition helps the force become smarter, creating a safer and connected community.
“Facial recognition technology will enable us to search, scan and monitor images and video against a range of offender databases leading to faster and more accurate identification of persons of interest. This has been borne out by the recent arrest of a 34-year old man from Cardiff who was wanted for a recall to prison. He had walked past several officers on a main street in Cardiff before he was identified by the cameras and it is probably an arrest we would not have made at any previous time.”
Facial recognition modernises what the police have been doing for centuries, in a much more effective and efficient way. It’s seen 800+ positive matches and over 450 arrests. It’s use has included major events and operations such as:
International sporting events:
“We are searching for people in a far smarter way than ever before, protecting the most vulnerable and bringing offenders to justice”