Mobile CCTV to cut crime


A CCTV van is to be used by police to combat unruly behaviour in Belper

The new crime-fighting tool includes a telescopic rear CCTV camera, and three smaller cameras covering the sides and front of the vehicle.

It will be helping to prevent, reduce and detect crime and anti-social behaviour across Amber Valley.

Community Safety Inspector Russell Dakin said: “The new equipment will enable officers to provide a high visibility presence within communities, and can be deployed to places where it is needed to help us target incidents of nuisance or crime.

“The van will also be on hand to support the work of our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, during proactive police operations, for critical or major incidents and also to support policing of the night time economy.

“Not only does the Mobile Police Station and CCTV equipment provide us with a valuable tool in targeting crime and disorder, but we hope it will also provide additional reassurance for residents within our communities.”