Watford 24 Hour CCTV Monitoring Team
Watford CCTV monitoring room boasts of impressive set-up that few residents are aware of.
09:01 16 November 2021
Operators are monitoring CCTV cameras installed in different parts of Watford to increase safety and security in various areas.
Incidents involving potential pick-pockets and motorists ignoring traffic signs, among others, are being watched through monitors by operators who alert police who then take necessary actions. The monitoring room boasts an impressive set-up allowing operators to monitor the town 24 hours a day.
Chief Inspector Grout said: "Ultimately, I think people realise it’s a great crime fighting tool and we’ve had so many good results with the cameras.
"It’s not big brother – it’s for the reassurance and safety of people who live, work and socialise in Watford."
He added: "The quality of the cameras is exceptional, I think people,sometimes they see some of the grainy pictures on TV, but the camera quality is really good.
"It cuts down loads of work for the officers on the street, and it’s good because they’re here and the working relationship between the people that work with CCTV and my officers is really good – it’s a win-win situation."