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Crime fight boost with new mobile CCTV cameras

Two new CCTV cameras, which can easily be moved, to monitor crime and anti-social behaviour hot-spots, are to be deployed in Amber Valley.

Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner are working together on the exciting new CCTV project which will see the PCC purchase the two state-of-the-art cameras for local police to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. The cameras work using mobile data technology and can be monitored and accessed readily by the police without using specialist equipment.

The new cameras can be rapidly re-deployed, which enables dynamic monitoring of crime and anti-social behaviour hotspots that develop in the community. Amber Valley Borough Council’s Community Safety team will be involved in funding the movement of the cameras.

Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams, Leader of Amber Valley Borough Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for us to take advantage of the very latest technology and to work with the PCC and our operational police colleagues to further enhance our CCTV coverage of the area and create additional reassurance to local residents.”

Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “It’s important to use every tool in the box to disrupt crime and catch criminals. I’ve always been clear that technology has a big role to play in tackling crime and I’m pleased to have been able to support Amber Valley with two of the latest models. We all want to live in a safe environment, and I believe these cameras will be an effective deterrent to crime and antisocial behaviour in the area.”


Pictured – from left, Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa with Councillor Ben Bellamy (Amber Valley Borough Council portfolio holder for community safety and regeneration) and Councillor Chris Emmas-Williams (Leader of Amber Valley Borough Council)

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