Cameras being installed in the Sale CBD

SECURITY cameras are currently being installed in Sale’s central business district, in a bid to improve security and reduce crime.

A total of 13 CCT V cameras are being installed, and police believe they will significantly enhance public safety for the Sale community.

In March, Wellington Police Service Area Senior Sergeant Mick Morris told the Gippsland Times police were “expecting outcomes where through passive or active monitoring of the CCT V, we will be in a position to prevent offences occurring, as well as the CCTV providing an important investigative tool to identify offenders”.

“It is also hoped once we provide the Department of Justice an assessment of the outcome of the installation, which needs to be done after a 12-month period, that we can expand on the CCT V project and have more cameras placed wherever we determine they could assist in enhancing community safety,” he added.

The security upgrade is a joint project between Victoria Police and Wellington Shire Council, which have worked closely with Sale Business and Tourism Association and private landholders in the CBD.

The success of the grant was announced in December 2017, and last November Wellington Shire Council invited contractors to tender for the CCT V camera system.

Police and council this week declined to comment on the installation until work was complete