How Gympie residents with CCTV can help solve crimes

September 9, 2022 9:57 am in by
Local News


Gympie residents and businesses with security cameras are being urged to register their CCTV systems with police, to help prevent and solve crime.

A new Community Camera Alliance initiative has been launched in the region this week.

Inspector Brad Inskip from the Gympie Police Patrol Group says business and residents across Gympie, Imbil, Goomeri, Kilkivan, Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach can take part in the program on a voluntary basis, with registration details being securely stored on a police database, only accessible by police on approved devices.

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He says registering with the Community Camera Alliance will give police access to an important investigative resource.

“If police believe that a CCTV system can assist to solve a crime or help in any other way, people registered in a particular area will be contacted and asked to provide assistance.” 

 Inspector Inskip says current doorknocking strategies can be very resource intensive.

“At the moment it takes us quite a long time to drive around, door-knock, try and find where there might be some CCTV that will help our investigation. 

“So this initiative just provides us with a database and will make those investigations for us a lot more efficient and hopefully help us solve some more crimes.

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“We strongly encourage any residents or local businesses within the Gympie Patrol Group, with a CCTV system installed to go online and register it.

“If for any reason you change your mind, you can notify us at anytime to have your registration removed from the database.”

Head here more information and to register.