Witham Special Constables to Use Remote CCTV
Police officers in Witham can now access CCTV footage through a smartphone.
09:36 14 July 2020
Witham Town Council has partnered with Link CCTV in a scheme that will allow special constables to access CCTV cameras through a smartphone and reposition cameras set up across Witham with the touch of a button.
The move will help officers save time as they no longer need to go to Witham Townhall in Newland Street where the CCTV system was previously operated. It is also hoped to help reduce crime across the town.
Deputy Town Clerk Nikki Smith said: "Witham Town Council has been lending its fullest possible support to the community special constables out on patrol and understand how important remote access to our CCTV will be.
"The council and special sergeant Simon Jesse have been working together to push this item forward for the last 18 months and with the help of Link CCTV, we have been finally able to bring this to fruition.
"Although the special constables are often seen throughout the town on high visibility patrols this enables them to be in one area and still access real time footage from another location."
A spokesman for local council said: "We are proud to enable a more efficient system for our local police, which means that officers in Witham can access CCTV images while offences are taking place.
"Since their introduction in June 2018, Witham's special constables have successfully improved visibility in the town, working alongside Witham's town team and helping to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour as well as forging important relationships with the community."