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PFCC Roger Hirst joins MP Anna Firth in viewing Southend’s mobile CCTV vehicle

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst visited Southend today to join Anna Firth MP in viewing a mobile CCTV vehicle managed by Southend City Council Community Safety Unit.

The vehicle is equipped with 4 external digital static cameras and 1 moveable dome camera on its roof and is deployed twice weekly with patrols concentrating on identified hotspots and night time economy. Since its first deployment in July 2023 the vehicle has completed 27 patrols.

Essex Police, South Essex Homes, SCC Youth Offending Team and SCC Community Safety have been able to address youth ASB, car cruising, fly tipping and other criminal activity by deploying the vehicle across Southend.

The vehicle will shortly be upgraded to provide a live feed to the control room in Southend, allowing the vehicle to be deployed at special events where no CCTV coverage is available.

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PFCC Weekly Newsletter 10th November 2023 (