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$150k CCTV To Be Set Up In Labasa Town

$150k CCTV To Be Set Up In Labasa Town
Labasa town on May 11 2017 photo: Peni Drauna
May 19
11:00 2017

Labasa Town is expecting its first ever close-circuit television (CCTV) set up to be installed in July.

The project which belongs to the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention Carnival committee is intended to minimise crime and closely monitor criminal activities in the northern town.

Carnival committee president Satish Kumar said this was a three-year project and they would begin with 11 cameras.

“This would also enable Police to identify crimes being committed in town and also help in reducing criminal activities,” Mr Kumar said.

The cameras would provide a live feed to a big screen that will be stationed at the Police Command Centre in town.

“Police officers would be able to attend to crime scenes faster, and even if there are no officers in town at a particular time, this would be their eyes,” Mr Kumar said.

“These cameras would monitor activities on the main street and side streets 24/7 in the town. This is a three year project and we would continue to extend its coverage.”

He said the committee would spend up to $150,000 for the project in three years.

“And this is all for the better, so we can help reduce crime, and hopefully, a time would come where we would be able to sleep peacefully at night with our windows and doors open without fear,” Mr Kumar said.

“But this will not happen overnight. The Police alone would not be able to do this. It needs a combined effort from us, the people of Labasa.”

Mr Kumar confirmed that preliminary works would start soon.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa



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