Brent was selected, out of all councils, to host a visit from Swedish Police Officers yesterday (4 October) to show how CCTV can help detect and prevent crime and how partnership working is key to tackling crime.
The Swedish Police were keen to learn best practice from a leading organisation to help improve their own operations.
There are over 243 active CCTV cameras in Brent and 50 cameras that have a rapid deployment capabilities that can spot crime while it is happening, deter criminals and help residents feel safer.
Many may not know that they also have many other uses. Including to catch dangerous drivers and illegal rubbish dumpers and help emergency services respond to serious incidents and locate vulnerable missing people
Cllr Harbi Farah, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities and Public Protection, said:
“I am really pleased that the Swedish Police visited us, out of all councils, to learn more about how we use CCTV for the safety of our residents.