Axe to fall on three-quarters of Carlisle’s CCTV cameras
Last updated at 09:35, Monday, 03 December 2012
Nobody will monitor Carlisle’s CCTV cameras from early next year – and 48 will be switched off for good from 2014.
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Monitored CCTV cameras where the operators are linked to up to 100 door staff and shop security staff by radio and are linked to the police radio network are as good as a thousand community spirited citizens on the streets as they can help target resources and gather evidence.No one is interested in law abiding people going about their business.But everyone is interested in the thief/or assaulter who targets them personally or the shops that have to increase prices to cover the millions lost to shoplifting every year.Is that not serving the community ?
CCTV cameras do not prevent crime. They don't prevent a drunk hitting another drunk, or a drunk smashing a window. They don't prevent a druggie stealing from a shop to fund his/her next fix. They might id an offender and will show the time of the incident. Shops and night clubs have their own CCTV - all the councils CCTV does generally is show shoppers walking about doing their business on Scotch St and English St. Spend the money on something for the community.
Anon. Speed cameras are operated by cumbria county council, not carlisle city council.