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Apr 3, 2019

Security Cameras to Help in Crime Fighting Strategy

Today, the Police Department convened its national COMSTAT; it’s a forum where commanders from across the country would provide a report card on the operations, including crime stats from their respective jurisdictions. During the meeting, the officers also discussed crime fighting strategies. One initiative introduced today was the use of hi-tech cameras in hotspots in seven municipalities to assist the police.  Alternative Networks, using internet protocol and geo-location, will provide a real time view of an area of interest at high definition quality that will assist with identifying criminals and provide additional security to businesses and residents. 

 

Javier Gutierrez

Javier Gutierrez, PR, Alternative Networks

“We had a presentation to all the officers commanding in the Belize Police Force, up level officers and the ones in charge of the different formations throughout Belize, including the ComPol and Mister Lovell. Our presentation was based on our camera system. For instance we have camera systems in San Ignacio Town where the police monitor these cameras as well as our office, and records as well, for the safety of the people in our town.”

 

Chester Williams

Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“Having high quality surveillance cameras in strategic locations within the respective municipalities will significantly aid towards the reduction of crime across the country. And so when the proposal was brought to me yesterday, I welcomed it because it is something that we really and truly need to do. The alternative network solutions are offering the cameras to us free of cost; they want to install six at each of the towns and after they have installed the six, then the business community or anybody who wants to add to it, then they can add. The police department will only be responsible to purchase the recording device and the screen on which the footage will be shown. So I think it is a good idea and we welcomed it so they will be going across the country and meet with the different commanders individually and see how they can get this programme going.”


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