In order to combat crime, safeguard local businesses and protect members of the public, the county of Pembrokeshire has now installed new and improved closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in several of its towns.
The new initiative has seen cameras go live in Milford Haven, Saundersfoot, Tenby, Pembroke Dock, Pembroke and Haverfordwest, with cameras in nearby Narberth ready to activate in spring.
Since his election to Police and Crime Commissioner for the area, Dafydd Llywelyn has been resolved to ensure the new CCTV system is up and running in the South Welsh county. He commented:
“I am really pleased that the CCTV project has come to fruition and is now completed. I am very grateful to see the force responding to the pledge I made to reintroduce a CCTV infrastructure in the Dyfed-Powys Police force area.”
The new state-of-the-art set-up includes more than 150 high-definition CCTV cameras. Installed now in 24 towns covered by the force, the cameras can turn 360 degrees and deliver a powerful optical zoom. In order to keep them operating at optimum, security measures like CCTV installations, whether in Chester or Pembrokeshire, should always be regularly serviced by qualified contractors.
All cameras are fully monitored from a central suite located with the Force Communications Centre where police emergency calls are received. The CCTV cameras are monitored by a staff of four operators overseen in turn by the CCTV Coordinator.
The high quality of the footage has already been useful in supplying vital evidence for the police, with suspects pleading guilty after seeing themselves caught clearly committing crimes.