CCTV is helping to police Britain’s rail system

30 June 2010  •  Author(s): Paul Crowther, Deputy Chief Constable, British Transport Police (BTP)

Policing a transport network presents some real challenges, but also some great opportunities, and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) coverage of the network falls squarely into the latter category.

From the policing point of view, CCTV in the UK is playing an increasing role in operations and is an important tool in controlling public space.

Britain’s rail system has a widespread network of CCTV cameras – there are more than 12,000 on the London Underground alone – and these are becoming more prevalent, with the roll out of on-train and forward facing CCTV. Cameras are producing a much enhanced product as well with advances in digital technology.

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  1. Nice and Informative Article

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