Monday, December 22, 2014

CCTV doesn't work, so we'll spend money on 'bobbies on the beat'

A police force is preparing to abandon round-the-clock monitoring of CCTV cameras and spend the money on 'bobbies on the beat'.

Dyfed-Powys Police discovered its network of security cameras was failing to cut crime and is poised to drop monitoring the CCTV feeds to save cash.

An independent report found the cameras had "little success in deterring violent crime or anti-social behaviour".

Christopher Salmon, the force's police and crime commissioner, said: "We must spend every pound where it delivers.

 "In the meantime, I'm giving the public what they ask me for - more bobbies on the beat." Full story...

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