No more bribes? Jakarta, Indonesia traffic police officers now equipped with body cameras

In addition to continually expanding the scope of traffic cameras in the capital, traffic police in Jakarta are utilizing another piece of technology that should, in theory, discourage bribing in lieu of tickets.

According to reports, toll road patrol officers are now equipped with body cameras that can relay videos real time to a traffic police command center. Among other uses, the body cam is supposed to discourage all sorts of violations and criminal behavior from both motorists and the officers.

“Other than live streaming [of video], we can monitor the officer, [including] what they say,” Police Commissioner Arif Fazlurrahman of the Jakarta Metro Police Traffic Directorate told Kompas yesterday.