Salisbury CCTV Relocated to Cover Blindspots
Two Salisbury CCTV have been relocated to improve coverage in 'blind spot' areas.
14:44 07 October 2020
Salisbury CCTV has relocated two pan tile and zoom cameras to the junction of Barnard Street and Trinity Street and Salisbury Market Place to cover blind spots. The scheme is fully funded by the Salisbury City Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The move follows an increase in incidents at Alabare Place during April and July. Alabare Place, which provides accommodation to homeless people, saw incidents of anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and violence increased by up to a 100per cent compared to the same time period last year.
Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon, Mr Macpherson, said: “The important role that CCTV plays in helping the force identify offenders and keep people safe within our communities should not be underestimated, therefore I am really pleased to have been able to support the relocation of these CCTV cameras which will further enhance the CCTV coverage of Salisbury city centre. This is particularly important as the clocks go back next weekend, and the number of hours of darkness each day increase.
Insp Pete Sparrow said: "We are extremely grateful to the PCC and Salisbury City Council for supporting the funding of the relocation of two CCTV cameras in Salisbury. These cameras are now up and running and providing invaluable coverage of the area which will help us identify offenders and respond quickly to any escalating issues. Working closely with local stakeholders, we identified some of the high demand areas where CCTV would be beneficial and a number of measures to improve community safety - including enhanced CCTV - were identified. I hope the public feel reassured by this news - it is just one example of our commitment to keeping the people of Salisbury safe."