Liberal promise for City of Rockingham to receive five mobile CCTV cameras

Liberal promise for City of Rockingham to receive five mobile CCTV cameras

Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels, CEO Andrew Hammond alongside Justice Minister Michael Keenan and Liberal candidate Craig Buchanan.

The cameras, which would be bought through the Safer Communities Fund, are fully mobile and can be used to deter, detect and respond to crime.

Federal Liberal candidate for Brand Craig Buchanan along with Justice Minister Michael Keenan met Mayor Barry Sammels and chief executive Andrew Hammond to announce the possible funding on Wednesday.

“The use of mobile CCTV cameras combined with police and security in entertainment and tourist precincts allows for quicker response times to anti-social or dangerous behaviour, and will record valuable evidence that can later be used to achieve a successful police prosecution,” Mr Buchanan said.

Mr Keenan said measures such as the introduction of these cameras were a point of pride for the Government.

“We will continue to put funds towards projects that make our streets, communities and our nation safer,” he said.

Mayor Sammels said the City was delighted to be earmarked for additional funding. “Being able to provide coverage from mobile cameras, where and when required, would be an excellent addition to our network of fixed cameras, effectively extending our CCTV coverage with a more responsive, less expensive solution.

“These new cameras would be a fantastic resource to assist our local police in combating hooning.”