WA Government has gone to tender for a CCTV upgrade to the Kalgoorlie Police Complex in the WA goldfields. 

The enhanced system capabilities at the police complex are certain to complement the existing Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s public surveillance solution. Kalgoorlie-Boulder currently has 42 CCTV cameras placed around town, which are operated by the local council.

Acting Inspector Danny Vincent said recently: "We know that CCTV is a very effective evidence gathering tool, still images and video footage are considered one of the best ways to identify offenders and tell us what they did and what time they did it," he said.

The new system capabilities are likely to fold into the state’s overarching State CCTV Strategy, launched in November 2015 by Minister for Police, the Hon Liza Harvey MLA, which aims to deliver more effective use of CCTV in WA to enhance community safety and security.

This will be achieved by establishing a coordinated State CCTV network, and by providing grants to local government authorities to install additional CCTV cameras and other infrastructure in crime hotspots.

The tender for Kalgoorlie Police Complex closes on February 10, 2016. ♦