Government funding sought for Northumbria CCTV


Kim McGuiness, Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has joined forces with transport operators and council leaders to pool ideas to offer members of the public greater safety and to apply for government funding for closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras.

The plans designed to make public transport safer for both travellers and those employed by operators involve not only enhanced CCTV options, but body cameras to be worn by staff members, along with a dedicated app for reporting incidents.

Transport companies and other UK-based businesses planning a CCTV installation in Chester, Northumbria and other parts of the country will find professional electricians well-informed on equipment. Qualified electrical contractors can offer guidance on the most dependable devices currently available and can suggest the most suitable solutions to suit specific business needs. They also have the skills and experience to deploy CCTV equipment and install extensive networks comprised of multiple cameras.

A recent police survey conducted in Northumbria revealed that people felt safest during daytime in their neighbourhood, and that they felt the most unsafe in their local park. Around 47 per cent of respondents felt safe using public transport by day, with 14 per cent saying they felt safe travelling on it at night.

According to Chronicle Live, the Crime Commissioner commented:

“We’ve come up with a range of measures that we believe rethink public safety. People have told us what would make them feel so much safer and we want to make these things possible.”

Additional plans include using patrols of volunteer street pastors on the Metro network.

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