CCTV is fighting crime

(CNS): Despite concerns in the community that the island-wide CCTV project has been an expensive but ineffective crime fighting solution, which is not functioning properly, both government officials and the RCIPS have defended the cameras and pointed to its growing importance in the battle against crime. The chief officer in the home affairs ministry said the National CCTV System is online and is being used properly. With 253 cameras at 78 locations across Grand Cayman, at noon yesterday all but three cameras, which are in need of repair, were working equating to 99.2% being in service. So far the RCIPS has made close to 500 requests for footage from the centre where the information is stored in crime cases.

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