Steering enforcement in the right direction

Barnsley Council’s safer neighbourhood service is pleased to receive the new mobile CCTV vehicle, an essential tool to help them deliver community safety and neighbourhood policing in the borough.

The SsangYong Rexton 4X4 will be used for a wide range of purposes and will become a key tool in their daily activity, helping them to provide high visibility patrols to support communities with issues around anti-social behaviour and crime. The improved visibility will help the team to continue their work to reduce these community concerns.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine has a towing capacity of 3.5 tonnes which gives the team enough power to safely and legally carry out their duties, including moving heavy equipment such as the team’s graffiti cleaners. It’s been kitted out with high-tech equipment which will be used to provide coverage in anti-social hotspots to gather intelligence and provide enforcement.

As part of the team’s wider partnership working, including operations delivered with South Yorkshire Police, the vehicle will be available to support for event coverage, providing a mobile CCTV solution across the borough. In situations where required, it will also be available for use in response to emergency incidents, providing remote coverage for borough-wide incidents with the ability to relay images to a control room. The vehicle will be used as a valuable resource for carrying out integrated partnership working activities, allowing organisations to work together to deliver services.  

Cllr Jenny Platts, Cabinet Spokesperson for Communities, said: "The new vehicle is a much-needed resource that will help our teams continue to deliver partnership working to tackle local issues. The versatility of the new CCTV will develop how we provide our services for those who need it the most, helping our communities to be safer, healthier and stronger.”

This news is linked to Town Spirit, our new way of working better together. We believe, that if everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, we can make our borough a more welcoming place to live, work, invest and visit.

#LiveIt helps us to support the most vulnerable people, making sure they can access support at the earliest possible stage. #OwnIt by reporting anti-social behaviour and crime.

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