We have operated a Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system since 1994. Cameras are strategically located around the town centres in Dover, Deal and Sandwich. The camera network is recorded 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The system is used to help provide a safer environment for everyone by:
- Helping to reduce the fear of crime
- Assisting partner agencies to help those most at risk including missing and vulnerable persons
- Helping to catch and prosecute those who commit crime or public order offences
- Providing evidential material for court proceedings
- Assisting with traffic flow through the town but not to enforce minor traffic laws
- Assisting in the detection and prevention of crime
CCTV has proved itself in recent years to be a powerful weapon in the continuing fight against crime, particularly when integrated with other crime reduction methods such as retail 'radio-link' systems.
Dover District Council, Kent Police, the Town Councils in Dover, Deal and Sandwich, Aylesham Parish Council and Dover District Chamber of Commerce are of the view that CCTV diminishes incidents of crime and public disorder where it is either in place or will subsequently be introduced.
We have re-located our CCTV Control Room from Maison Dieu, Dover to our main council offices at Whitfield and is now imbedded within the community services department. The relocation has also benefited from an entirely new state of the art CCTV system including an upgraded infrastructure across the entire district which includes the introduction of five new ANPR cameras located across the district. We have expanded our coverage into Aylesham for the first time with two new cameras that are fully operational.
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