CCTV provides a boost for community safety

Released 31 October 2017

Broome’s new CCTV network is already delivering results and helping Police in a range of investigations.  

Installation was completed recently of 24 digital CCTV security cameras at key locations for combating crime and antisocial behaviour including Carnarvon St, Dampier Tce, Male Oval and Town Beach.

The Shire secured funding through the WA State CCTV Strategy to undertake the project, and further camera locations will be considered if more funding can be secured.

Vision from the cameras is monitored live by Broome Police and recorded for use as evidence.

Broome Shire President, Harold Tracey, says protecting the safety of the community is a key priority, and CCTV is a recommendation of the Shire’s Community Safety Plan that is already helping to make the town safer.

Broome Police Sen. Sgt Brendon Barwick says incidents already identified and acted on include observing sly grogging in progress, a wounding where a person was stabbed with a knife, suspicious night time behaviour that was of interest to Border Force, park and street drinking, and capturing an assault outside a bar. 

“The cameras also allow officers to check on the regular trouble spot locations and proactively target them in advance of incidents occurring,” Sen. Sgt Barwick says.  

Media Contact: Shire of Broome Administration, (08) 9191 3456
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