Cameras a boost for crime fighting

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo said police have 24-hour access to 4K quality CCTV camera footage of about 100 cameras in the CBD and Manjimup Heritage Park.
Camera IconManjimup officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo said police have 24-hour access to 4K quality CCTV camera footage of about 100 cameras in the CBD and Manjimup Heritage Park. Credit: Tari Jeffers

Community safety across the Manjimup CBD and Manjimup Heritage Park is now being monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to $450,000 in Federal and State funding.

Cameras started appearing at the end of January and now more than 100 are operational in areas including Manjimup’s main street, the Manjin Recreation Plaza and Coronation Park.

As part of the council’s Manjimup Safety Enhancement Project, live and recorded footage can be viewed at the shire offices and at the Manjimup Police Station.

Manjimup police officer-in-charge Sgt Isaac Rinaudo said the CCTV cameras were an excellent investigative tool.

“It’s certainly been a benefit for the community,” he said.

The 4K footage allows for reliable zoom-in function and has a playback of about a month.

“To have this technology in town has been beneficial from a policing stand point,” Sgt Rinaudo said.

The project was part of the Manjimup Shire Council’s Community Safety and Crime Prevention Plan.

It was funded with $307,805 through the Federal Safer Communities Fund and $140,000 from Royalties for Regions.

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