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CCTV network to crack down on crime

Posted: 10am 21 Jul 2020

Eighteen new portable CCTV cameras are being rolled out across the Moreton Bay Region to improve security for residents.

It follows community calls for a crackdown, following a spate of vandalism and petty crime around local cemeteries and some newer housing estates.

Mayor Peter Flannery says the mobile units are solar-powered, have three cameras to capture all angles and are being deployed on rotation at strategic locations.

“These new cameras will not only help police and council’s local laws officers respond faster to criminal and antisocial behaviour, they’ll also record the evidence needed to apprehend offenders,” Mayor Flannery says.

“This is about improving public safety and protecting private property, so I’m definitely hoping to see an increase in convictions and people being held accountable for their actions. Council takes a very strong stance on public safety and these mobile surveillance units give us greater flexibility to respond quickly to community requests.

“For example, we can immediately monitor remote areas or sensitive environmental locations as soon as a spike in crime is reported, rather than going through the time and expense of building permanent infrastructure. They will even provide added surveillance for us at one-off community events and festivals.”

Moreton Bay Regional Council receives more than 120 requests for new CCTV installations every year.

Police welcome additional cameras

Moreton Bay District Superintendent John Hallam says the cameras are a vital resource which will help police solve crime and keep our community safe.

“CCTV cameras not only help Moreton Bay Regional Council respond to resident requests, but give local police more tools to prevent and respond to crime, and prosecute offenders,” he says.

“In fact, CCTV camera presence can even deter crime. These additional portable devices are just one of many tools is our region’s toolbox and will allow for greater flexibility to prevent and investigate crime.”

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