£250,000 CCTV Upgrade for Rotherham
Rotherham council approves £250,000 budget for CCTV upgrade in a bid to crack down on crimes across the borough.
20:02 22 April 2022
Rotherham council has confirmed a £250,000 investment in CCTV upgrade in a bid to crackdown on fly-tipping, cannabis grows and other crimes across the borough.
A report released on April 12 states that the borough's CCTV system will be "replaced with up-to-date and leading technology."
The report adds: “CCTV has proven to be very useful, successfully contributing to both police and council investigations. Indeed, CCTV images have been key to successful fly-tipping prosecutions, including two custodial sentences being handed down by the court,”
“In many cases, the deployment of the units has a positive preventative effect and reduces the problems in an area.”
Sam Barstow, RMBC’s head of service for community safety, resilience and emergency planning told the meeting: “In terms of re deployable cameras we’ve got around 100, and that number continues to grow.
“The majority of those are overt ones, so they’re the ones that you’ll see hanging from the lamp columns, but we also have some covert units which we use primarily to try and tackle fly-tipping hotspots.
“The council allocated £350,000 in 2018/19, that was to upgrade primarily the fixed system.