Security guards patrolling public housing in parts of the Territory will now wear body cameras.
The officers are employed to work with public housing tenants, neighbours and visitors to investigate, respond to and reduce anti-social behaviour.
The trial will take place in Darwin and Alice Springs from February 8 for six weeks.
It expected the cameras will come to Katherine by the end of March.
“After a successful rollout of BWV cameras by the Northern Territory Police, PHSOs are now set to trial the technology,” Housing minister Gerry McCarthy said.
“This technology will allow PHSOs to capture true and independent observations of their work interactions and identify instances of anti-social behaviour or non-compliance with housing policy. The cameras will also act as a safety tool for officers,” he said.
“Unfortunately we have had circumstances were PHSOs have been placed in confronting situations. It has been shown that members of the public moderate their behaviour when being filmed, which will reduce the likelihood of these confrontations occurring.”
Mr McCarthy said footage collected from the cameras will assist in providing an accurate record of events, which will improve the resolution of disputes or complaints against PHSOs.
“This technology will also reduce time spent on written statements and may be used in the training of future PHSOs,” he said.