CCTV Investment for Dudley
Dudley Council to spend additional £150,000 on CCTV.
04:24 09 December 2022
Dudley Council is in the process of drawing up plans to further invest in its CCTV network to improve safety and security for both residents and visitors. Proposals include spending £60,000 on CCTV as part of a campaign to crack down flytipping and anti-social behaviour in hot spot areas.
The local authority also plans to invest £90,000 to bring the existing 23 traffic cameras onto the network to make them multi-purpose and widen the system's reach.
Councillor Laura Taylor-Childs, Dudley's cabinet member for housing and communities, said: "This latest investment in our CCTV network shows we are continuing to work to make this borough as safe as we possible can. People living here or visiting the borough expect nothing less.
"Previously, the traffic cameras would have just monitored the roads but we can refurbish those and make better use of them under this programme of work.
"The deployable cameras will help us target specific areas where there have been particular problems such as graffiti, fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.
"These cameras are crucial in gathering evidence to prosecute these people who make the lives of others a misery."