Cops Appeal for Monitors

Derby Evening Telegraph
09:30 – 09 January 2008

Police are looking for volunteers to help keep them in the frame by monitoring the streets of Ilkeston and Erewash.

People are being sought to operate the towns’ CCTV cameras to help with crime reduction and information gathering.

They will work in conjunction with police officers, PCSOs, members of the county and groups such as ShopWatch and PubWatch.

Derbyshire police said volunteers would be expected to undergo security checks and take part in at least 20 hours of training but that there would not be a minimum hours of service requirement.

Anyone interested in finding out more is asked to contact Vicki Marriott on 0115 9072019 or 0115 9512027.

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Ummmm!  So much for data protection and security.  It all gives an idea that there really are more cameras now, than folks to effectively watch them. Hence this appeal, and the progress of automated activity like ‘criminal action’ detection, and the like.

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