City of Gosnells sees place for better CCTV

THE City of Gosnells will consider applying for the State Government’s CCTV funding.

Gosnells chief executive Ian Cowie said if they were to receive funding it would prove useful for police.

“If funding is provided, upgrades to the City’s CCTV infrastructure would improve the quality of footage and make it more useful to the police in the identification of offenders or as evidence in prosecutions,” he said.

“The City is currently undertaking an assessment of existing CCTV infrastructure and will consider applying for funding to upgrade to the newer IP system (Internet protocol camera network) and integrate the City’s system with the Government’s State CCTV Network.”

Gosnells Police acting officer-in-charge Frank Anderson said CCTV identified the CBD area as one hotspot, as there were lots of opportunities for criminals.

“CCTV is very important in terms of community safety,” he said.

“The CBD is always an issue near the shops and around the station.”