A TRAILER equipped with CCTV cameras is helping Mornington police watch out for crime.
The solar powered trailer can be parked anywhere, making it especially valuable during the warmer months while keeping an eye on schoolies and during police operation Summersafe.
“It provides a great deterrent to would-be criminals and also assists us in detecting and preventing crime,” Senior Sergeant Paul Edwards said.
“We have access to the footage in both real time and stored. The footage remains inside the equipment for four weeks before being overwritten.”
Senior Sergeant Edwards can look through the camera while sitting at his office computer. It also streams footage from the police Air Wing.
“Given its mobility and ability to stand alone it also gives us greater capability and agility in areas where, traditionally, we do not have any monitoring capacity,” he said.
Senior Sergeant Edwards said the mobile camera complemented the Community CCTV locations register introduced across the peninsula earlier this year.
“We are still keen to hear from residents wanting to participate in the program,” he said, referring to his call for residents to volunteer their CCTV footage to police to help identify those involved in neighbourhood crime.”