The Safer Crawley Partnership has installed its recently purchased mobile CCTV and ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) camera in Church Walk, Crawley.
Church Walk in Crawley town centre is the first deployment of the camera. The dogleg in the footpath means that you can’t see from one end to the other. The presence of the camera adds to the temporary additional lighting in Church Walk and is aimed at deterring crime and anti-social behaviour in that area.
The camera was purchased by the Safer Crawley Partnership as a partner resource for tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in hotspot locations. The Safer Crawley Partnership Executive Board agreed where the camera would be located in conjunction with key partner agencies including Sussex Police and the council’s Community Wardens and the Nuisance and Anti-Social Behaviour Team.
Councilor Sue Mullins, Cabinet member for Public Protection and Community Engagement said;
"The Safer Crawley Partnership Executive Board chose this location as the first installation of this mobile camera. It is hoped that it will help deter crime and anti-social behaviour taking place in a part of the town that is traditionally poorly lit."
The Safer Crawley Partnership is committed to the mobile camera’s extensive use. Residents or businesses who think the camera should be deployed in a specific location in the future should email email@example.com.
The Safer Crawley Partnership is made up of Crawley Borough Council, West Sussex County Council, Sussex Police, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, Probation Service and Clinical Commissioning Group. In addition, it is also supported by the voluntary, community and business sector.
For more information about the Safer Crawley Partnership, see the Crawley Borough Council community safety pages.