$A780,000 IP CCTV Upgrade For Gladstone Watchhouse
QUEENSLAND Police Service has been allocated $A780,000 to upgrade its analogue CCTV solution at the Gladstone Watchhouse to an IP system.
Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher told the Daily Mercury the expense was a necessary investment.
"The capital works will include the replacement of analogue cameras with digital cameras, and an upgrade from an analogue DVR recording system to a digital (MPEG) recording system," Butcher said.
"With a family member serving in the emergency services, I know the risks that can present to our frontline staff," Butcher told the Daily Mercury.
"Our hard working police officers and staff are entitled to feel safe and secure in their workplace.
Butcher said the announcement builds on the Queensland Government's commitment to boost frontline services, including Queensland Police.
"The Palaszczuk Government is committed to supporting a modern, effective and responsive policing service," Butcher said.
"In addition to the upgrade announced for Gladstone Watchhouse, the 2015-16 State Budget includes $6 million in funding over the next 3 years to deliver body worn cameras for police."
The IP CCTV system at Gladstone Watch House will be commissioned by June 30, 2016.♦