Free Security for Mansfield Homes
Home Office grants £50k to extend a free home security scheme in Mansfield.
14:27 29 January 2022
A £50k funding boost from the Home Office will see the installation of additional CCTV cameras in Mansfield as well as the expansion of a free home security scheme. The move follows a report showing that the original Safer Street 2 Project has been instrumental in reducing the incidents of burglary in Mansfield by 47.5per cent in the six months to October 2021.
The new funding, which comes on top of the £432k already secured for the scheme last summer, will be used to install two new fixed CCTV cameras in the town centre as well as expand a free home security offer to residents.
Commenting on the extra funding, Commissioner Henry said: “I am delighted the Home Office has granted us this extra funding to expand the Safer Streets scheme in Mansfield and make the town even safer.
“Burglary rates are already down by almost half which is a fantastic improvement and means fewer residents have suffered the distress of becoming a victim of crime. People also feel much safer and are less worried about being targeted.
“The swift and successful roll out of this initiative has been vital to securing this extra funding and I would like to thank Mansfield’s local Burglary Reduction Officer, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Megan Tuffley, from Nottinghamshire Police, in particular for her hard work and dedication in carrying out home risk assessments and engaging with residents.
“The risk of criminals being caught in the act in Mansfield is now much higher and we remain committed to doing everything possible to keep it that way.”