A new draft CCTV strategy has been released by Police Minister the Hon. Liza Harvey MLA which will maximise benefits to the community from CCTV systems.
The WA State Government made a commitment in 2013 to develop an integrated State CCTV network and establish a Crime Prevention Infrastructure Fund.
The Western Australian State CCTV Strategy has been released for public comment to ensure the initiatives contained in the document completely reflect community need.
“CCTV is now widespread in our communities as a crime prevention and detection mechanism used by the public, businesses and government, yet there’s considerable scope for it to be more effective for all, without impinging upon privacy,” Mrs Harvey said.
The four elements of the strategy are:
A number of laws already govern how CCTV may be used in WA and the privacy of the community had been a strong consideration in developing the strategy.