CCTV footage assists Cape Town Law Enforcement in making arrests
The City of Cape Town officials said that the utilization of the CCTV footage has led to the arrests 312 people last week, for committing a range of offences.
It comes after the metro`s surveillance recorded road accidents, drug crimes and robberies.
The City's Mayoral Committee member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, said that the cameras were effective and added that the city's camera network was available to all law enforcement offices to utilize and build cases.
“As we head into one of the busiest periods of the year, we will rely even more heavily on this and other technology to act as a force multiplier and to guide the efforts of staff on the ground.”
Smith added that the CCTV footage can be used as a tool to fight crime.
"We also use CCTV over the festive season to help manage traffic, particularly around our coastal areas, to detect fires and other emergency incidents where these occur in the camera footprint and to direct resources accordingly."
By Lulama Klassen