A new high-quality CCTV camera has been installed in a busy Nottingham park as part of a six-figure project to fight crime and make people safer.
The camera has been installed in the Bridlington Street Playground in Nottingham to prevent and detect burglaries and thefts in the area and to reassure park users.
It was funded as part of the city’s Safer Streets project and will be monitored live in the existing Nottingham City Council CCTV control room based at Woodlands in Radford, which has direct access to Nottinghamshire Police via a link radio.
The camera, which cost £ 3,500 to install, will help deter crime and secure vital evidence for police investigations.
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has secured £ 432,000 from the Home Office’s Safer Streets fund to improve security in the city’s Arboretum and Lenton Triangle areas.
The funding is being invested in a series of physical and environmental improvements in crime-fighting areas, including free security upgrades to 500 residential properties and free Ring bells for up to 375 homes in the city.
Hailing the new camera, Commissioner Henry said: “Fear of crime can keep us from doing the things we love and enjoy and that is neither fair nor acceptable.
“Making our public spaces safer and preventing crime are top priorities for me. We have listened carefully to the concerns of the locals and hope this new CCTV camera will boost their confidence as they enjoy this family park.
“CCTV is an extremely effective means of deterring crime, as we have seen in other parts of Nottinghamshire. By working with our partners, we will ensure that no effort is spared in our ambition to make the city safer and prevent criminals from seeing our communities as easy choices. “
Cllr Neghat Khan, Neighborhood, Safety and Inclusion Portfolio Holder, said: “People should always feel safe when using our beautiful parks and fantastic green spaces in Nottingham. Hope this CCTV camera will deter trouble and anti-social behavior and help people feel safe when using the park.
Chief Inspector Amy English of Nottinghamshire Police added: ‘We are truly grateful that funding has been provided for this camera through the Safer Streets initiative, which will boost crime prevention and reinsurance.
“It will be monitored live and can be linked to officers in the field to prevent violations and collect evidence to help detect crimes.” “
Funding from Safer Streets was used to recruit a Burglary Reduction Officer position to liaise with burglary victims and their neighbors to assess their security needs.
It is also used to enhance policing with targeted ‘days of action’ to disrupt, deter and prevent crime in the area and to develop local intelligence and recruit community champions through city council to help provide outreach. crime prevention tips for students and the wider community.