Friday, 18 September 2009 11:36

Violent attack calls for CCTV along Jetty Road

Recent violent attacks on Jetty Road, Glenelg has renewed calls from local Member, Dr Duncan McFetridge, for the State Government to fund CCTV’s along Jetty Road.

Dr McFetridge said today that the arrest of two men charged in relation to a violent assault on Jetty Road, Glenelg on the 7th September 2009 was another example of why CCTV cameras along Jetty Road were needed. 

“Monitored CCTV cameras 24 hours a day, 7 days a week go a long way to stopping crime and will provide assurance to residents, traders and visitors that they are safe and protected”, said Dr McFetridge.

“The $90,000 upgrade of Moseley Square, in 2006, where a CCTV was installed is only effective in Moseley Square and does not provide further surveillance along Jetty Road where additional surveillance is needed for the safety of Glenelg residents, traders and tourists.

“Glenelg is Adelaide’s premier tourist destination both at day and night for visitors and locals alike.  Visitors and residents deserve to be protected and to feel safe when they visit South Australia’s premier tourist precinct.

“With large numbers of people attracted to Glenelg every day, constant 24 hour monitoring to detect criminal and anti-social behaviour would be an effective deterrent.

“Earlier this year residents established Glenelg Community Watch in response to increased concerns about rowdy late night noise, property damage, graffiti and violence.

“The Labor Government refuses to respond calls for increased security and CCTV camera’s in Glenelg, which shows that the Government has failed to address law and order where it counts, in the community.”

“Criminologists say that I is not the penalty but the chance of being caught that deters criminal behaviour.  Live monitored CCTV will do just that,” said Dr McFetridge.

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