CCTV project features in Westminster debate


On Thursday 11th April, Ben Lake, Ceredigion MP contributed to a Westminster Hall debate on the prevention of retail crimes. During his contribution, Mr Lake referred to the reintroduction of CCTV infrastructure in towns across Ceredigion and the Dyfed-Powys region, thanks to Dafydd Llywelyn, Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s pledge to reinvest in CCTV in the Dyfed-Powys area is leading the way with the detection and prevention of retail crimes in our high streets.

Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Dafydd Llywelyn said: “I am delivering on my promise to reinvest in a modern CCTV infrastructure to improve the safety of towns and contribute to the much needed regeneration of our town centres across the force area.”

Mr Llywelyn adds, “I have been informed by Dyfed-Powys Police that access to the high quality footage has resulted in a number of successful detections, which will be used as evidence to secure convictions and bring offenders to justice.”

Ben Lake MP said: “The reintroduction of CCTV in Aberystwyth and Cardigan has been welcomed by shopkeepers and local residents. It not only helps with the detection and prosecution of certain instances of retail shop crime, it also acts as a deterrent.”

The new CCTV infrastructure will benefit communities and hopefully act as a detterent.

123 CCTV cameras are being installed in 17 towns throughout the Dyfed-Powys Police force area.  Installation is almost complete, with 15 of the 17 towns feeding live images back to Dyfed-Powys Police.


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