New CCTV plan and expanded network keeping Canberrans safe


Released 23/01/2020

A new CCTV plan and further expansion of the ACT network with new cameras is helping to keep the community safe.

The ACT Government has invested $100,000 to install four Public Safety Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at Henry Rolland Park as part of the strategic plan.

These state-of-the-art cameras provide high definition 360-degree coverage of the park to strengthen public safety and asset protection at this wonderful location.

We are committed to creating safer public spaces, venues and events for all Canberrans to enjoy. The Government invested $975,000 over four years in 2018-19 to further upgrade the ACT’s Public Safety CCTV Network and expand it in public areas and at bus interchange.

The cameras are connected to the ACT’s Public Safety CCTV Network that supports ACT Policing to investigate crime and identify and prosecute offenders.

In 2018-19, ACT Policing used footage from the Public Safety CCTV Network on 277 occasions to investigate crime and support court proceedings. ACT Policing has so far been dispatched on 79 occasions to incidents captured by live monitoring.

Privacy protection is at the core of the plan and the network is operated accordance to the Territory’s human rights, privacy and records laws.

The plan includes 18 activities and a three-year blueprint to help to keep Canberrans safe and further support ACT Policing to identify criminals and bring them to justice.

A copy of the CCTV Plan is available at www.justice.act.gov.au or by calling Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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Section: Mick Gentleman, MLA | Media Releases


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