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CCTV funding secure in Ryedale towns for two more years
10:03am Wednesday 23rd January 2013 in News
Insp Andy Everitt, Ryedale’s police commander, said the operation of the CCTV system was being moved to the Ryecare office in Ryedale House, at a cost of £12,500. Ryedale Cameras in Action had now approved the funding, which will provide round-the-clock coverage.
Insp Everitt said he had seven or eight police volunteers to operate the system, which, he believed, would help tackle problems of night-time anti-social behaviour.
The system is due to be in place by the beginning of the summer.
Ryedale is set to get an extra police sergeant. The detection rate in the district currently is 27.4 per cent, with a target of 30 per cent by the end of March.