Live monitoring of CCTV images to stop in Allerdale
Last updated at 12:17, Friday, 01 June 2012
Police say they are reviewing the CCTV set-up in Allerdale following confirmation that live monitoring of the crime-busting cameras will stop this summer.
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Jon, there are no traffic wardens in the entire of Cumbria. None, zero, zilch, zip, nada.
Whoknows - no it wasn't a war zone before, but people could fight, shoplift or run from police officers, they could safely find little corners to sell drugs etc. without being seen in real time. Also Eagle eyes, seriously - I'd watch it for free too (except for the fact I do work during the day). I'd certainly happily give up spare hours and go on a rota but surely the people who currently operate the CCTV cameras should keep their jobs, protecting the public, helping the Police and providing vital evidence which is often used to support cases in Court - leading to convictions. There is no secret as to where the cameras are, and if you are a victim of crime in a covered area, the Police can often arrive before you have the chance to call 999 because it has been witenssed in live time, by the operators. This needs a very serious re-think. Cuts may have to be made, but please consider making them in other areas. Yes I would happily lose traffic wardens in favour of CCTV operators - no disrespect to traffic wardens, but we are talking about catching criminals here and protecting the public.
John, Am I to assume that the streets were a war zone before these cameras were installed ?
Of course not, stop reading papers and watching news that scare you.