Government grant helps Logan secure more safety cameras

Mobile: The second mobile security camera has already hit the streets of Logan. Photo: Supplied

Mobile: The second mobile security camera has already hit the streets of Logan. Photo: Supplied

A roving camera is out and about in Logan with an eye on anyone who may be up to no good.

Logan City Council’s Safety Camera program now has a second mobile safety camera which is mounted to a vehicle as part of a $525,000 federal government grant which also includes seven new permanent safety cameras across Logan.

Logan mayor Luke Smith said the program will help prevent crime and help prosecute those people caught committing crime across Logan.

“This is an innovative solution that will help bolster our safety camera program throughout the city,” he said.

“This initiative with the federal government will certainly help in our efforts to keep communities safe.”

Mobile: The second mobile security camera has already hit the streets of Logan. Photo: Supplied

Mobile: The second mobile security camera has already hit the streets of Logan. Photo: Supplied

City lifestyle and Customer Service chairperson councillor Steve Swenson said the advantage of the cameras their ability to travel.

“This provides an added layer of security it allows us to go into hard to reach areas and respond to developing situations,” he said.

“It also provides a street level perspective on incidents which will help law enforcement with their investigations.”

Forde MP Bert van Manen said the federal government was committed to making Logan safer.

“The federal government’s safer communities fund is designed to enhance community safety and feelings of safety in local communities,” he said.

“The mobile street camera will be an incredibly valuable crime frighting tool for this city, feeding directly into council’s CCTV network and importantly, covering areas that might otherwise be inaccessible in terms of surveillance.”