In a first for local government, the City of Gosnells has formally met with WA Police to explore ways to improve community safety through technology.

This week Councillors and staff met with Police to discuss ways to encourage local residents to connect to the Cam-Map WA CCTV database, which is used by Police to help investigate incidents.

At the workshop, Police also outlined recent significant investment in technology to allow more officers to be on the street to respond more quickly to incidents.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the City had been looking at ways to improve community safety for some time, including increasing CCTV coverage in local suburbs and increasing Police access to live CCTV feeds.

“We are exploring the opportunities to partner with Police to give them immediate access to our live CCTV feeds, and we can also encourage our community to make their CCTV footage available to assist Police through Cam-Map WA,” she said.

Cam-Map WA allows owners and operators of CCTV systems to register on a secure database, providing Police with more ‘eyes on the street’.

“The City is committed to working with local Police to address community safety and we encourage our residents to keep an eye out for each other and to report illegal activity to Police, with as much detail as possible,” Mayor Lynes said.

“Having CCTV installed at more locations and in more local homes is one way that we can all help to improve community safety.”

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