Posted on 17th July 2014
There is a new addition to the streets of Chesterfield, Bolsover, North East Derbyshire and the Amber Valley which is dedicated to targeting crime and anti-social behaviour.
The Mobile Police Station, which has been serving the area for a number of years, has now been kitted out with CCTV cameras and monitoring equipment.
Supported by the local district and borough community safety partnerships, the van can be used by officers as needed in various locations with the aim of helping to prevent, reduce and help detect crime and anti-social behaviour.
Community Safety Inspector Russell Dakin said: “The new equipment will enable officers to provide a high visibility presence within communities, and can be deployed to places where it is needed to help us target incidents of nuisance or crime. It can also be used during high profile events such as football matches.
“The van will also be on hand to support the work of our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, during proactive police operations, for critical or major incidents and also to support policing of the night time economy.”
The equipment includes a telescopic rear CCTV camera, and three smaller cameras covering the sides and front of the vehicle.
Insp. Dakin added: “Not only does the Mobile Police Station and CCTV equipment provide us with a valuable tool in targeting crime and disorder, but we hope it will also provide additional reassurance for residents within our communities.”
The Mobile Police Station and CCTV is now fully operational, and is already being used throughout the area.