CCTV helps reduce crime in the city

March 6, 2018, 4:58pm

Close Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) have helped to clamp down on crimes committed in Windhoek since they have been installed in several areas which were previously known as high crime areas.

The police has made several arrests in those areas where crime is rife, public relations officer of City Police Edmund Khoaseb told The Villager. 

“Yes, the CCTV cameras are very useful and police have been using them to detect criminal activities and successfully arrested suspects in the past years. CCTV are assisting police also to detect car crashes in areas where they are installed in order to inform relevant stake holders such as the medical personnel to attend to person that are injured,” he said. 

He added that the aim of CCTV technology is not to replace the conventional policing method but to serve as a support service to the already existing crime prevention tools, for instance after a car crash the police can go back to the CCTVs footage and see what happened.