Efforts by Wanneroo police to crackdown on anti-social behaviour and crime in the district will receive a significant boost, with the State Government funding extra CCTV cameras to help police identify offenders.
Premier Colin Barnett and Police Minister Rob Johnson today visited the City of Wanneroo CCTV control centre to present a cheque for $20,965 to the council for the purchase of new covert portable cameras.
Mr Johnson said the Liberal-National Government had provided almost $201,000 to the City of Wanneroo in the past few years to expand its CCTV operations.
“The Wanneroo CCTV system is now one of Western Australia’s largest public surveillance systems and the backbone wireless links span some of the longest distances established by CCTV nationally,” he said.
“The recent level of crime and anti-social activity around the City of Wanneroo’s community and recreation centres has caused concern for the council and community, with targeted locations constantly changing.
“To address this problem, portable covert CCTV cameras will be used to protect these centres from break-ins, theft and damage and will be relocated to different areas of need based on weekly reports of anti-social activity from local police, residents and the council.”
Mr Johnson thanked Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles for his efforts in highlighting the need for extra CCTV resources to address crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.
As part of a Liberal Party 2008 election commitment, funding of $160,000 was approved in 2009 for 8 Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras in the Wanneroo Town Centre. This system allowed for the connection and integration of the 31 cameras already installed by the City of Wanneroo
An additional $20,000 was approved in May 2010 for the CCTV/Graffiti Project to purchase a portable day/night CCTV system to monitor recreation areas
Govt has provided $2.963m for CCTV projects across the State since September 2008
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