Police station in Chesterfield kitted out with new CCTV cameras

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Police in Chesterfield have a new weapon in the fight against crime - extra CCTV cameras.

A mobile police station used in and around Chesterfield for a number of years has been kitted out to provide extra eyes on the streets.

It boasts a telescopic rear CCTV camera, and three smaller cameras covering the sides and front of the vehicle.

Community Safety Inspector Russell Dakin said: “The new equipment will enable officers to provide a high visibility presence within communities, and can be deployed to places where it is needed to help us target incidents of nuisance or crime. It can also be used during high profile events such as football.

“The van will also be on hand to support the work of our Safer Neighbourhood policing teams, during proactive police operations, for critical or major incidents and also to support policing of the night time economy.

“Not only does the mobile police station and CCTV equipment provide us with a valuable tool in targeting crime and disorder, but we hope it will also provide additional reassurance for residents within our communities.”