More CCTV cameras

December 17, 2009

I enjoyed this article yesterday in the Royal Gazette. The Corporation of Hamilton is going to purchase an additional 86 CCTV cameras worth $550,000 to total 122 cameras in less than a square mile radius.  Let’s throw more money at the crime problem in hopes of a solution shall we!  Let me ask you this…how many crimes have been solved with the current CCTV cameras that are up and about?  I haven’t heard of any?!  Is anyone actually monitoring these things? Diane Gordon from the Chamber of Commerce hit the nail on the head:

I will say however, that unless the CCTV is supported by trained policing, and there is a swift response where and when necessary, the additional coverage will be considered useless.

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