New countywide CCTV

Dorset’s Police and Crime Commissioner Martyn Underhill has visited Tolvaddon in Cornwall to see how a new integrated approach to CCTV is being taken.

Across the County, an alliance between local towns, the fire service, Cornwall Council and the Office of the Devon & Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner is finding solutions.

The Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner said: “One of the main reasons I have come here is because of the fire involvement in this project.

“Dorset is quite similar to Cornwall in its make-up and I see a synergy between both. We do have a CCTV project in Dorset but fire are not involved and as PCC I want to try and bring the whole of Dorset into one CCTV system.

“It’s all about public safety and getting the best use out of our resources.”

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon & Cornwall, Alison Hernandez said: “Safe, resilient and connected communities are the focus of the Police and Crime Plan and CCTV in our communities plays a fundamental part of that journey,”

“We are in an alliance with Dorset and we are trying to show off the excellent work being carried out in Cornwall to see how we can help them achieve similar aims as we have here.”

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