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CCTV turned on in Laidley

WE’RE WATCHING: Constable Matt Barrett and Senior Constable Keith McAuliffe are in range of one of Laidley’s new CCTV cameras, which are now watching over the CBD.
WE’RE WATCHING: Constable Matt Barrett and Senior Constable Keith McAuliffe are in range of one of Laidley’s new CCTV cameras, which are now watching over the CBD. Amy Lyne

LAIDLEY now has 25 extra sets of eyes, with the town's CCTV cameras now turned on.

Laidley police officer-in-charge Senior Sergeant Jim McDonald welcomed the cameras which he said would act as a strong deterrent.

"It is like having an extra set of 100 eyes around the town and is well overdue," he said.

"If anyone commits an offence in the CBD you can be sure you will be caught and prosecuted."

Snr Sgt McDonald said three offences had already been committed since the cameras were switched on and the footage would be able to confirm the identity of the offenders.

"The Laidley CBD is safe but it will be even safer for all of the community now," he said.

Lockyer Valley Regional Council Mayor Steve Jones said the council would monitor the location of the cameras to ensure they were in the most appropriate sites.

"We will make sure the cameras are being used effectively and are exploring options to install additional cameras," Cr Jones said.

"Computer monitoring equipment has been purchased and is due to be installed in the coming weeks."

Cr Jones said in the past there was a definite decline in crime figures with the use of CCTV.

"Just as importantly, the use of cameras provide residents and shop owners with more confidence when they're in the Laidley CBD."

There was $214,000 allocated to the project, which included funding from the Local Government Grants and Subsidies Program.

Topics:  cctv, laidley, laidley police, lockyer valley regional council


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