Robert Doyle, Melbourne Lord Mayor, said that he would be very happy to look at putting more CCTV (closed circuit television) installed and called CCTV one of the “great weapons for city safety”.
Melbourne City Council currently has fifty-three fixed cameras and two mobile camera vans which are monitored constantly at a central security hub. The cameras have powerful zoom that can identify faces up to half a kilometre away.
Ted Baillieu, Victorian Premier, also backed the cameras saying that CCTV footage gives the broader community a chance to help police and that they are essential for general security in the street.
The recent tragic disappearance of Ms Meagher’s has shown how useful CCTV can be in instilling the assistance of the public to help solve a crime.
Victims of Crime Counselling and Compensation Services supports the installation of many more CCTVs throughout Melbourne which will aid in resolving crimes as well as assisting police and the courts in the prosecution process.
For victims of crime support and advice call 1800 000 055 or go to www.victimsofcrime.com.au