Wrexhamâ€™s CCTV Success
Wrexhamâ€™s CCTV network instrumental to 30,000 arrests in the last 20 years.
21:52 07 July 2018
A recent report released by Wrexham Council has revealed that more than 30,000 arrests were made in the last 20 years with the help of the council’s vast CCTV network and highly trained staff that monitors the cameras 24/7. North Wales Police said that the service is invaluable in the fight to tackle crime. Introduced in 1996, the cameras have helped reduce crime rate by more than 50per cent.
Inspector Paul Wycherley said: “Wrexham’s CCTV helps us do our job every day. We have the live feeds on our desktop computers, we are always connected and have two dedicated town centre officers and four PCSOs who are all connected to the CCTV.
“In the last few weeks alone, CCTV has helped us to locate missing people and make arrests after a large public disorder incident on High Street.
“The quality of the staff in CCTV control are what makes the real difference, they are of a very high calibre and are well equipped and well trained.”
Deputy leader of Wrexham Council, Cllr Hugh Jones added: “We are lucky to have such a dedicated CCTV team based in Wrexham county borough. It is instrumental in assisting partner organisations to make arrests and keep Wrexham streets safe.
“CCTV and incident response work hand in hand and have been exceptionally successful in reducing and deterring crime in the county borough.”