The introduction of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system in town centres is considered a valuable tool.

It has been proved effective in both cutting and detecting crime and because of this the public community can feel reassured of a safer environment when they are out and about.

It also gives those on the other spectrum who are involved in crime or anti-social behaviour that they will be caught and therefore be prosecuted.

Types of offences that can lead to arrests include:

  • Shoplifting
  • Pick-pocketing
  • Possession of drugs
  • Assault
  • Unauthorised taking of motor vehicles
  • Public order offences.

Town centre Cameras are operated under a strict code of practice to comply with legal requirements. CCTV systems are generally owned by the Council but in some areas these are jointly owned in partnership with the local Police Authority. Monitored by manned control rooms the security officers have very close links to the local police that are patrolling in the area to make them aware as soon as an offence takes place.

For more information please contact us.