The Winnigpeg Police is Swapping Guns for Electronic Cameras

 - Nov 3, 2012
References: winnipeg & updates.gizmodo
The Winnipeg Police force has asked residents to exchange firearms for digital cameras. This digitally-minded trade-in scheme will potentially decrease the incidence of crime in the province, and will moreover encourage those who covet pistols to give them up.

Policemen will replace the semiautomatics with Panosonic Lumix DMC-FH8 products. If this didn't provide enough incentive on its own to give up the rifles, a gift card valued at $240 to Henry's School of Imaging will also be provided.

These officers are updating and fine tuning their approaches to safety with the 'Pixels for Pixels' program. The system is aligned with the current needs of the public that it aims to serve, and is therefore fostering a meaningful relationship between the authorities and the surrounding community.