More CCTV in Oxford Street precinct to deter crime after City of Vincent funded for 33 CCTV cameras

More CCTV in Oxford Street precinct to deter crime after City of Vincent funded  for 33 CCTV cameras

MORE eyes will be on the Oxford Street precinct to deter crime with the addition of 33 CCTV cameras by April.

The City of Vincent accepted $250,000 funding as part of the State CCTV Strategy Infrastructure Fund to install cameras at the Frame Court and The Avenue carparks, Oxford Street Reserve, and along parts of Oxford and Newcastle streets.

The locations are based on consultation with WA Police.

Vincent chief executive Len Kosova said the project would bring the City’s CCTV network to 81 cameras.

“WA Police have identified the area as a ‘hotspot’ where the new CCTV network may act as a deterrent to crime, assist WA Police with the investigation and prosecution of offences, and enhance the feeling of safety in the area,” he said.

“The footage will be reviewed by the City where incidents are identified, and footage provided to the WA Police as required under the State CCTV Strategy.”

A WA Police spokeswoman said the authority regularly worked with community stakeholders, including local government authorities, on crime prevention initiatives.

“Crime trends in small, local areas frequently fluctuate and WA Police are equipped to respond to these changing issues,” the spokeswoman said.

Mr Kosova said the last time the City installed CCTV was in 2013.

“The City previously received funding in 2013 from the State Government through the Department of Attorney General Proceeds of Crime Grant, which enabled the installation of 47 cameras for the Beaufort Street CCTV network,” he said.

More surveillance will be available on Oxford Street with the extra CCTV resources. d464053