cameras help arrest over 400 in Burnham and Bridgwater
400 arrests were made in Burnham-On-Sea and Bridgwater last year
thanks to CCTV cameras in the two towns.
figures released this week show the cameras - run by Sedgemoor
District Council's CCTV team - handled a total of 1,418 incidents
in 2014, resulting in 439 arrests.
authority monitors 147 CCTV cameras in addition to a number of
dedicated Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras across
the district, including 10 in Burnham-On-Sea and 45 in Bridgwater.
Others are in Taunton Deane and South Somerset.
council's CCTV manager, Barry Donbavand, told Burnham-On-S ea.com:
"We have had another busy year in the CCTV team and continue
to work closely with Avon and Somerset Police and our local authority
partners to get the best results and make the areas we monitor
as safe as possible."
total the CCTV department monitored 3,659 live incidents last
year that resulted in 1,213 people being arrested.
figures do not include incidents or arrest figures for crimes
where CCTV footage was used in post-incident investigations by
the police, meaning the system played a part in many more actual
CCTV control room is staffed by a team of nine who make sure the
cameras are manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days