New monitoring equipment installed to keep women and girls safe at Worksop

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Seven existing CCTV cameras in the city were upgraded with high-definition infrared replacements in areas where women identified feeling an increased risk of crime.

Five other improvements are in progress.

The cameras, which offer improved reliability and image clarity, were funded by a multi-agency partnership led by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (CCP) Caroline Henry.

Caroline Henry, Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner

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Working in partnership with Bassetlaw District Council, Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire County Council, PCC Henry has successfully secured £550,000 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund, to help the government reduce violence in against women and girls and to increase their safety.

In addition to the upgrades, 15 new CCTV cameras will be added to the Worksop District Council network in the new year, bringing the total number funded under the project to 27.

Worksop will also see up to 200 improved streetlights and three new ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) cameras that help police detect criminals using road networks to commit their crimes – as part of the investment.

CCTV upgrades have already been made in the following Worksop locations:

– Castle Street

– Bridge Street

– Potier Street

– Retford Road

– One stop, Kilton Hill

– Edinburgh Road Shops

– Potter Street near the old police station

Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry said: “These new cameras are there to protect everyone, especially the women and girls who wander into these areas and fear being victimized. ‘a crime.

“Investing money in high-quality, high-definition cameras is important for several reasons. We want to reassure people and reduce their fear of crime.

“We want to deter criminals from committing acts of violence and harassment against women and the general public and we want to make sure that when they do, we have compelling evidence to prosecute them.

“Our partners are working hard on the ground to get these cameras in place as soon as possible.

“We all share a commitment to making Worksop as safe as possible and this funding will make a huge difference to our efforts.”

Deputy Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, Councilor Jo White, said: ‘The women told us they wanted to see more CCTV and cover cameras and I’m delighted the upgrade work is going well. advances. These cameras will improve the coverage of our CCTV system.

“We need to be clear though, although I welcome the investment in CCTV upgrades, new cameras and new lighting, this is only part of the solution.

“For women and girls to feel safe on our streets, it’s really important that we also identify and challenge the behaviors that make women and girls feel unsafe.”

4k-capable HD infrared cameras use infrared LED illumination to capture detailed information, even in areas where there is little or no light.

Inspector Neil Bellamy, Bassetlaw District Commander, said: “The Safer Streets program is about designing crime – making it as hard as possible for criminals by taking away the ability to commit offenses and get away with it. shoot.

“Improved CCTV networks will play an important role in this work – acting not only as an effective deterrent, but also as a very powerful investigative tool that will help us bring offenders to justice faster. Taken with other planned local improvements to public lighting, these measures really help to keep people safe.”

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