Mobile CCTV unit for Telford and Wrekin

A state of the art mobile CCTV unit will be used on the streets of Telford and Wrekin as part of a push to use the tech to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. 

The vehicle is fitted with multiple cameras and screens and will link to the council’s 700 camera CCTV network after residents said ‘they want to feel more reassured in their communities.’

Council Leader Shaun Davies, said: ‘This major investment in the mobile CCTV unit is another brilliant example of our commitment to keeping our streets safe. 

‘The safety of all residents is our number one priority and our vision is for all our neighbourhoods to be safe, happy places where everyone can thrive.’ 

As an environmentally friendly operation, the vehicle is fitted with solar panels and 12 rechargeable battery-powered cameras. 

It will target areas known for fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour such as littering from vehicles whilst also assisting with large-scale events and police operations. 

Cllr Richard Overton, the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Enforcement and Transport, said: ‘The mobile CCTV unit is a significant investment for the council. It shows that we are listening to residents and see their safety as a top priority. 

‘We want to be visible in our communities including more rural areas and help further reassure the public. As well as being a deterrent, the cameras will be crucial for gathering evidence of issues such as graffiti, fly-tipping or anti-social behaviour which are reported to us.’ 

The mobile unit also supports the recent installation of a CCTV suite in the Malinsgate Police Station to monitor 35 locations across the area. 

The use of tech to improve CCTV and the detection of anti-social behaviour was also showcased by the installation of a new operations centre in Edinburgh under Scotland’s smart city scheme.

Photo: Telford & Wrekin Council leader Shaun Davies and councillor Richard Overton, Telford and Wrekin Council


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