Police chief visits new CCTV hub
THE county’s elected police chief has paid a visit to a new state-ofthe-art CCTV hub designed to tackle crime.
Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, visited the centralised hub, which covers cameras across Hyndburn, to see it in action after funding £100,000 towards its launch.
Based in King George’s Hall in Blackburn, the hub covers nearly 250 cameras across East Lancashire. Mr Grunshaw visited the hub to look at how it was increasing safety for residents since becoming operational in February.
It operates 24/7 every day of the year and accesses both CCTV images alongside shop and Pub Watch radios and police radios. Footage from the hub can be shared to larger police stations across the county, with operators able to record live incidents and pinpoint officers to exact locations of crimes as they happen.
Mr Grunshaw said he hopes this type of ‘innovative collaboration’ can be a model for future projects.
He said: “It’s fantastic to see this state-of-theart hub in action, working for the people of East Lancashire – CCTV cameras are an invaluable aid to the police, both aiding with investigations and also deterring criminals from committing offences.
“It’s vital that our communities have the best equipment available to them to protect residents and businesses and help build safe and confident communities.”
PCC for Lancashire Clive Grunshaw visited the new CCTV hub which covers Hyndburn