Hertsmere Community Safety Partnership has installed a mobile CCTV camera in Newberries Car Park, Radlett to help tackle crime in the area.
The area has recently been highlighted as an area for concern, so the mobile camera will help increase surveillance in the area in addition to increased police patrols.
The camera was installed in April and will remain in place for three months. After this time a decision will be made for the camera to either remain in place or be moved to another area.
CCTV cameras are part of a series of measures by the council to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour, investigate and detect crime and to help provide a safe and secure environment for residents.
Loran Kingston, Community Safety Manager, said: “Hertsmere is a safe and enjoyable place to live, work and visit, and it’s important that we continue to work together with the community and partners to ensure it remains so.
“Mobile CCTV cameras are invaluable for monitoring identified ‘hotspots’ in the borough and offer added reassurance to residents by providing a safer environment for everyone. By increasing our eyes in specific areas, we hope to help make life better for people living in the area, as not only will it reduce crime but it will also reduce the fear of it.”
Neighbourhood Sergeant for Bushey and Radlett, James Hodson said: “Tackling the theft of catalytic converters in Radlett and Aldenham is a current policing priority following a number of reports in recent months. This CCTV camera is placed in an area that has been particularly affected and will help us in our drive to reduce vehicle crime. We will also be carrying out extra patrols in the area and contacting owners of more at-risk vehicles to provide tailored crime prevention advice.”
The CCTV cameras will be controlled and monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by the Hertfordshire CCTV Partnership.
To find out more about community safety in Hertsmere please visit: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/communitysafety
Posted on Tuesday 18th April 2023