Devon and Cornwall Police to increase the use ofAutomatic Number Plate Recognition cameras in Cornwall.

Devon and Cornwall Police are working with Cornwall Council in a joint initiative to increase the use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Cornwall. The reason for this is to help meet the aims of both organisations in a period of budgetary pressures. The plan is to extend the existing camera network with another 27 cameras in locations across the county. These cameras will be fully funded by Devon & Cornwall Police

Before the increased expansion of ANPR cameras, Devon & Cornwall Police are holding a series of roadshows combining police ANPR vehicles and police motorcycles to demonstrate the system with representatives from both themselves and Cornwall Council’s Transport and Technology team.

Dates and venues for the roadshows are:

Monday 24 November 10.00 – 16.00 Lemon Quay, Truro
Tuesday 25 November 10.00 – 14.00 Asda, St Austell
Wednesday 26 November 10.00 – 14.00 Sainsbury’s, Newquay
Thursday 27 November 10.00 – 14.00 Morrison’s, Bodmin
Friday 28 November 10.00 – 14.00 Tesco, Callington

It is a shame there are no demonstrations West of Truro. As I am sure citizens West of Truro would be interested in seeing how this technology works. Though, you might say the demonstrations are not taking place in the West because the ANPR cameras are being installed East of Truro…..

One comment

  • Armorel Carlyon

    Dear Cllr. Wallis,
    You do not state why it is necessary to increase the use of automatic number plate recognition cameras. Why should CC be giving extra finance to Devon & Cornwall police in a time of budgetary restraint? Who is going to gain from this proposed initiative?
    When am I going to be allowed to see “the film” … I have been waiting at least four months.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Armorel Carlyon

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