Malvern Police have received a boost in the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour, after the launch of a new trailer-mounted mobile CCTV camera – a Victorian first.
The launch of the mobile closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera delivers on an election commitment made by the Federal Member for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer.
Stonnington Council has rolled out the project in association with the help of a $99,950 Federal Government grant under the Safer Communities Fund.
“No one should feel unsafe going about their daily activities, so I am delighted to have been able to secure this funding,” Ms O’Dwyer said.
“In recent years, high-profile armed robberies, home invasions and carjackings have caused concern in our community,” Ms O’Dwyer said.
“This trailer-mounted camera will be an effective crime-fighting tool, as it can be used where it is most needed to help make our local community safer.”
“I thank Stonnington Council and Malvern Police for their work on this innovative community safety initiative.”
Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said the camera trailer would complement Council’s existing fixed camera network.
“All this goes to the heart of what we, the government and the police are trying to do, namely to protect the community,” Cr Stefanopoulos said.
The launch of the mobile CCTV camera follows federal funding previously secured by Ms O’Dwyer for CCTV cameras in Prahran, South Yarra, Carnegie and Ashburton.