More police crucial

DEMAND GROWS: There is a push for more police in the Lowood area.
DEMAND GROWS: There is a push for more police in the Lowood area. Sarah Fleming

THE push for more police in the Lowood area continues, even with the news 12 closed circuit cameras will be installed in the town's CBD.

Somerset Regional Council will install the security camera system amid calls for a 24 hour police station and the release of information showing Lowood is among five hot spots in the Ipswich police division for break-ins and vehicle theft.

The new security camera system will cost about $80,000.

Somerset Regional Council mayor Graeme Lehmann said Lowood was on the council's priority list.

"These cameras will be connected to the existing security system in the town and provide additional coverage of council facilities and public assets," he said.

"Council will continue to take this proactive approach in the hope of deterring this criminal and unacceptable behaviour within our community."

Council continues to call on the State Government to increase police in Lowood.

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