Police in Dorset and the Avon and Somerset forces are to wear body cameras as part of their uniform.
The technology is being piloted with plans to roll it out to all front-line officers. The footage will be able to be used as evidence.
Dorset Police says the technology is being introduced to make police more accountable. The cameras will be used to record the majority of incidents.
The Avon and Somerset force welcomes a system that will help keep officers safe.
I have seen body worn video help gather evidence effectively, especially at incidents such as domestic abuse. It can encourage people to be more open in interviews and plead guilty earlier.
It can also professionalise the work of the police through openness and transparency.
This represents a very significant step forward for the force.
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Our reporter Seth Conway is spending the day with Search and Rescue helicopters in Chivenor and has some breaking news.
The RAF Sea Kings from twenty two Squadron were due to stop running today but ITV has learned they'll continue to operate for another week before the service is handed over to a private company.
It's a slight reprieve but it's still a sad moment for the community.
More on ITV West Country tonight at 6pm.
Statement Chivenor will continue to provide full helicopter search and rescue capability for a further period of around one week at the request of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency who asked for this continuance.
The option to provide a continuance of service has been part of the UK SAR Transition Planning programme for all of the 6 RAF SAR flights in the UK and this request will neither affect the level of SAR service across the region served by Chivenor, nor in any impede the future careers of RAF personnel serving at Chivenor.
Campaigners trying to stop a nuclear generator being built in Hinkley in Somerset have written to David Cameron.
The Stop Hinkley Campaign has urged the Prime Minister to end co-operation with China, claiming recent explosions in the country have highlighted its poor health and safety record.
Virgin Media customers have taken to Twitter to complain about a breakdown in the company's Broadband and TV service this evening.
The children and I have just had an actual conversation. It was quite nice. Thanks @virginmedia for going off across Plymouth
So @virginmedia has gone down across Plymouth & Exeter. Reading the irrational angry tweets is far more interesting than watching TV anyway!
Virgin Media has been replying to customers saying that it was aware of the fault, which it says has now been fixed and the service is slowly getting back to normal.
Some customers have been told not to expect normal service to resume until just before midnight.
@teppotastic Hi, We have had reports the issue is now fixed, Can you try a reboot and see how that goes. ^GT