Plans for the Future: Security
Prior to the BID installing CCTV in 2007, the area was subject to significant levels of criminal activity. The BID’s co-ordinated approach to tackling crime has helped reduce reported crime by 50% over the last 5 years. “There has been a consistent and substantial reduction in crime within the BID area since 2006. The increased security and specifically CCTV and ANPR cameras have undoubtedly contributed to this reduction” (Inspector Mick Johnson Blackburn Geographic Inspector, Lancashire Constabulary). Therefore this proposal will deliver the following measures aiming to prevent and reduce crime;
To maintain the CCTV Network
The CCTV network covering strategic locations across the BID area will be maintained and monitored 24/7 in the new state of the art CCTV Monitoring Centre in Blackburn Town Centre. This will include the repair and replacement of cameras, as required. The system will act as a deterrent and provide evidence as and when crimes do occur.
To utilise a mobile CCTV camera which can be moved around the area, as and when crime hotspots arise.